Solar System

Watch: NASA Live Streams OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Reaching the Asteroid Bennu

At approximately 12:00 pm EST NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft will initiate its final descent on Bennu, coming within twelve miles of...

Scarlett James
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 11:06AM

Ultimate College Experience: The UAE Is Looking for Undergraduates to Join Its Mars Research Program

Are you an Emirati undergraduate getting a degree in science or engineering? Are you fascinated with the modern space race to Mars?...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 1:48PM

Bill Nye Says Humans Will Never Live on Mars And Suggests Terraforming Advocates Are "High"

Bill Nye is many things – beloved educational figure, science celebrity, and the original Science Guy – but now he has a new...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 1:53PM

NASA Shares Epic Image of Jupiter Taken During Recent Juno Flyby

Just before Halloween, NASA's Juno spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby of Jupiter, snapping images just 4,400 miles above the...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 12 November 2018 - 12:32PM

There's a Weird Cloud Hanging Around a Dormant Volcano on Mars

Weather on other planets is strange. Jupiter's been dealing with a huge storm on its surface for over a century (the infamous 'Great...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 2:24PM

The New Horizons Spacecraft Is Closing in on Ultima Thule for a 'Historic' Flyby

Earlier this year, NASA announced that the next stop for the New Horizons spacecraft after Pluto would be Ultima Thule, a distant...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 1:43PM

Astronomers Still Puzzled by Blue Asteroid Causing the Geminid Meteor Showers

When we're not narrowly avoiding collisions with them or planning to blow them up with nuclear weapons, scientists are busy studying...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 12:26PM

A Mission To Mercury Seeking To Answer Fundamental Questions About Our Solar System's Smallest Planet

When you're watching an Earth-sized mass hurtle into a supermassive black hole a billion light-years away, it's easy to forget...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:22PM

Wondering What To Call a Moon of a Larger Moon? It's Not That Simple

It's a scientist's job to ask the important questions and to try and find the answers, but it's the scientist's kid's job to ask the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 11:04AM

Saturn's Rings Are Raining Thousands Of Pounds Of Debris Down On The Planet In A Bizarre Phenomenon Called 'Ring Rain'

While astronomers are still trying to pin down the existence of Planet Nine lurking somewhere beyond our solar system, scientists...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 1:24PM

Distant Ice World Nicknamed 'The Goblin' Gives More Evidence for Ninth Planet in our Solar System

Step by step, astronomers are growing tantalizingly close to finding the solar system's long-rumored 'Planet Nine' lurking somewhere...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 1:35PM

Scientists Spot Dust Storms on Titan, Saturn's Most Habitable Moon

Despite being a small moon orbiting ten times farther from the Sun than Earth, Titan is strikingly similar to Earth: it has a stable,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 11:37AM

Japan Becomes First Country To Land On An Asteroid With Hayabusa2 Space Probe

The JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Hayabusa2 probe arrived at the asteroid Ryugu this past June, but it's been waiting for...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 1:59PM

Scientists Discover Over a Dozen 'Ice Volcanoes' on the Solar System's Largest Asteroid

There's a lot of weird stuff floating around in space, including interstellar grease and at least one asteroid worth about $700...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 12:30PM

NASA May Have Confirmed the Existence of Water on Jupiter

Water is the key for a lot more than just life in the cosmic scheme of things--as one of the most abundant solvents in the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:11PM

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Already Hitting Milestones On Journey to Touch the Sun

On August 12, NASA launched its Parker Solar Probe into space from Cape Canaveral with a little help from a United Launch Alliance...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 12:55PM

New Horizons Probe May Have Spotted a Wall of Hydrogen at the Edge of the Solar System

Most people imagine space as a giant, empty void, but it turns out there's a lot more "stuff" floating around than we expected...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 13 August 2018 - 11:59AM

Chinese Scientists Have Insane Plan To Lasso Asteroids And Bring Them Back To Earth In Blankets

We thought launching convertibles into space with a David Bowie soundtrack was as crazy as it got.We were wrong.A team of...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 2:26PM

The Milky Way Had A Sister Galaxy, But The Andromeda Galaxy Ate It

If renderings showed just how brutal things actually are in space, museums would have to issue warnings for visitors under a certain...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 10:26AM

Dante's Cosmic Inferno: 9 Planets That Could Be Hell

In Dante's Inferno – the first part of The Divine Comedy – the poet describes Hell as a series of nine concentric circles,...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 8:57AM