Solar System

Humans May Not Be Able to Reproduce on Mars, Study Says

If you're planning on hitching a ride on a Falcon 9 and starting a new life on a Martian colony growing potatoes, we have some bad...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 12:19PM

Scientists Say New 'Planet 9' Evidence May Solve the Greatest Mystery in Our Solar System

Despite several doomsday prophecies involving a hidden ninth planet in our solar system, astronomers (not doomsayers) may be the ones...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 11:19AM

Japanese Company ispace Says Its New 'Moon Valley' Ecosystem Could Save Earth

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, it was a dark, cold, inhospitable wasteland where one technical malfunction could mean...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 12:12PM

Scientists Say This New Mars Acid River Study May Finally Reveal Ancient Aliens

When space agencies look to simulate the Martian environment here on Earth, they turn to places like the Utah desert, or Death Valley....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 11:40AM

NASA Says Jupiter's Moon Europa Is Shooting Liquid Water From Underground Oceans Into Space

Data from the NASA Galileo mission has confirmed the presence of liquid water on Jupiter's moon Europa.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 12:29PM

Long Lost Asteroid is Rediscovered Just Before Making a Close Pass by Earth

Asteroid 2010 WC9 was first detected way back on November 30, 2010 by the Catalina Sky Survey at the University of Arizona, who ended...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 5:49PM

An Ancient, Lonely Asteroid Mysteriously Ended Up in the Outer Solar System

While there's plenty of asteroids on the edge of our solar system — there is an entire Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune, after all —...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 7:00PM

Our Sun Has Waves Just Like Earth: How an NYU Abu Dhabi Professor and Max Planck Astrophysicists Stumbled Upon This Discovery

A team of astrophysicists at the Max Planck Institute lead by a research professor from NYU Abu Dhabi have made the groundbreaking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 12:33PM

Proof of Planet Nine in Medieval Manuscripts: An Astronomer and a Historian Team Up to Find the Truth in 1,000-Year-Old Data

Scientists and historians join forces to solve a modern mystery with ancient data.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 11:21AM

Old NASA Data Finally Explains Jupiter's Magnetic Moon Ganymede

As exciting as brand-new discoveries are, some of the most amazing finds are discovered when scientists look back on data (or...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 11:34AM

The April 'Pink Moon' and Several Planets Will Be Visible in the Night Sky Tonight

The night sky always seems to be especially busy during the month of April. But if you missed the annual Lyrid meteor shower, there's...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 4:51PM

NASA's NEOWISE Reveals the Enormous Amount of Asteroids Inside Our Solar System

In 2009, NASA launched their Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope (or WISE for short, because of course) with the simple...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 5:16PM

Scientists Find Proof That Uranus is Full of a Horrible Rotten Egg Smell

Perhaps it shouldn't come as a big surprise, but scientists have long debated whether Uranus smells. Being rather far off in our...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 6:57PM

The ESA Says It Just Discovered an Ancient 'Supervolcano' on Mars

Mars is home to the largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons, but the Red Planet may be tallying another supervolcano...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 13 April 2018 - 11:12AM

See a Tour of Jupiter's North Pole Cyclones From NASA's Juno Space Probe

The space probe Juno has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016 (after leaving Earth back in 2011), and it's mostly known for sending back...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 6:22PM

The Harsh Clouds of Venus Could Still Support Unique Kinds of Alien Life

Mars may be named after the Roman god of war, but Venus is a much more hostile planet, with high pressures and an average surface...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 5:15PM

Astronomers Say Newfound Metal Planet as Dense as Mercury May Finally Reveal How Our Solar System Formed

Mercury is special among the planets in our solar system for a number of reasons (not least because Han Solo has been spotted frozen...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 10:21AM

Astronomers Say Math Proves There's a Super-Earth-Sized Ninth Planet Hiding Beyond Pluto at the Edge of Our Solar System

No, it's not Pluto. Unfortunately for die-hard astronomy fans, Pluto is still languishing in its dwarf planet classification, and now...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 10:57AM

New 'Isotopic Evolution' Theory Finally Explains Why Planets Are All So Different in the Solar System

Ever wondered what makes the Earth so different than, say, Jupiter or Saturn?Why is our planet rocky and covered in water, when other...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 10:51AM

A Passing Star Shook Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

Back in 2015, astronomers first learned that a nearby star came within 0.8 lightyears of our own solar system about 70,000 years...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 8:45PM