Solar System

History of Mars Oceans Rewritten by Giant Volcanic Eruption Discovery

Mars has been at the center of attention for years now, but most people still don't know about Tharsis, a massive volcanic plateau...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 1:09PM

Rose-Colored Jupiter Storm is More Dangerous Than It Looks

As NASA's Juno probe continues to circle around Jupiter, we continue to get amazing shots of the many storms on the gas giant's...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 March 2018 - 2:17PM

Is The Milky Way a Zombie Galaxy? Some Scientists Say Yes

The Milky Way galaxy might be dead... It just hasn't stopped moving yet.

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:06AM

Dwarf Planet Ceres is Still Evolving and Changing Its Surface

NASA has watched their Dawn spacecraft orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres for about three years, deciding to keep it there...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 8:18PM

Jupiter's Giant Red Spot Isn't Just Shrinking—It's Getting Taller and Turning Orange

Some things in our solar system never change. Saturn? It has those cool rings. Neptune? Has that cool blue color. Jupiter? Has a giant...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 11:35AM

New Horizons Space Probe Will Visit the Extremely Distant 'Ultima Thule'

NASA's New Horizons space probe is currently flying through the farthest outskirts of our solar system, having recently left a close...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 6:41PM

Jupiter's Storms Extend Deep Into the Planet's Insides

Ever since the Juno space probe arrived at Jupiter in 2016, we've been learning some absolutely fascinating things about the distant...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 6:32PM

Saturn And Its Rings Look Surreal in a New NASA Photo

While it's always cool to see a detailed photograph of planets like Saturn, sometimes our space probes are capable of more artsy...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 8:52PM

Rare Planetary Alignment Thursday: The Moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn

Getting up early is always a difficult experience. It can be disheartening to have to climb out of bed while it's still dark out and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 10:33AM

Astronomers Find 3 Nearby Super-Earth Exoplanets in Newly Discovered Solar System

All things considered, the Earth is small--very small. Out of the thousands of exoplanets we've found over the past few years, only a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 1:12PM

Saturn's Strange Hexagon-Shaped Storm is Recreated By Scientists

When staring at a picture of Saturn, it's easy to get so distracted by all the rings that you don't notice the bizarre hexagon-shaped...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 8:46PM

Earth Microbes Could Easily Survive on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Enceladus has always fascinated scientists and those hunting for the possibility of alien life, even if it's never really caught the...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 7:40PM

Here is The Exact Spot on Saturn Where the Cassini Spacecraft Crashed

Last September marked the end of an era for NASA, as their long-running Cassini spacecraft finally ended its mission that gave us...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 5:41PM

NASA Releases a Striking Time-Lapse of Jupiter's South Pole

It's been a little while since NASA's Juno probe has sent back some amazing looking photos of Jupiter, but the probe is still out...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 5:08PM

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Could Vanish in 10 to 20 Years

The planet Jupiter is an absolutely beautiful sight. With swirling storm clouds that rage across the entire planet's surface, this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 6:35PM

6-Year-Old Writes a Letter Demanding NASA Make Pluto a Planet Again

NASA has typically been one of the less controversial government agencies throughout its history, but if you ask somebody who...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 6:33PM

A Foul-Smelling Storm on Neptune is Mysteriously Fading Away

Far away on the distant planet of Neptune, an enormous storm is fading away into nothingness.When the storm was first discovered in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 6:45PM

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Looks Intimidating in NASA Photo

Out of the dozens of moons in orbit around Saturn, the icy Enceladus (while not always as popular as its fellow moon Titan) is a...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 8:37PM

$700 Quintillion Asteroid Ignites Space Mining Gold Rush Between Mars and Jupiter

The asteroid Psyche 16 is a very special space rock: it's almost entirely made of metal, including iron, nickel, and gold, which has...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 11:19AM

Chaotic Space Collision Finally Explains Origins of Interstellar Asteroid Oumuamua

Just when you thought Oumuamua couldn't surprise us anymore, astronomers have announced that the strange, cigar-shaped object that...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 10:46AM