Solar System

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

Juno Probe's 11th Flyby of Jupiter Leads to More Amazing Photos

NASA's Juno probe has been orbiting Jupiter for just over a year and a half since its arrival in July 2016, giving us some of the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 2:03PM

The Sun Just Produced the Strongest Magnetic Field Ever Seen and No One Can Explain It

When a team of Japanese astronomers were combing through four-year-old solar data, they never expected to discover a giant sunspot...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 10:12AM

Researchers Discover 'Superionic Ice' Found on Uranus and Neptune

The idea of something being simultaneously a liquid and a solid should be rightfully confusing, because it seems to go against...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 7:42PM

Mars One Announces Plans for 'Floating Cities' on Venus and Jupiter's Moons

Mars One and its flagship project to colonize the Red Planet with a small group of trained laypeople has been called a lot of...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 12:01PM

New NASA Photo of Jupiter's North Pole Looks Incredible

As you perhaps already know, Jupiter is an absurdly beautiful planet.Last year, NASA began releasing photos of our solar system's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 6:18PM

New Five-Planet Solar System Found by Citizen Scientists Using Kepler Data

We tend to think that scientific breakthroughs can only come from visionaries and crack teams of highly skilled, specialized...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 9:56AM

Aliens Don't Exist: Our Solar System Is an Anomaly, Study Claims

We've said it before, but it seems like the universe keeps proving that it's a lot more complicated than the Drake Equation would lead...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 10:55AM