Tagged With Planets

This animation shows how our entire solar system orbits an unseen centre — and it's not the sun


Astronomers reveal the first-ever photo of 2 planets orbiting a sun-like star, taken from 300 light-years away


A stunning NASA time-lapse reveals a decade of the sun's solar flares, sunspots, and shifting magnetic energy



New, detailed pictures of planets, moons, and comets are neither photos nor animations — they're made using data from 50 years of NASA missions


A second planet might orbit the closest star to the sun, and astronomers think it's a super-Earth


NASA's planet-hunting telescope found an Earth-size exoplanet 100 light-years away. It could hide a vast ocean.



An incredible animation by a planetary scientist shows how fast each planet spins by putting them in one giant globe


The biggest breakthroughs in space in 2019, from the farthest object ever visited to the first photo of a black hole


Astronomers found 6 unusual new planets, including 3 super-Earths, by watching them vaporise and bleed gas into space


A brand-new space telescope just launched into orbit. It will take an unprecedented look at alien planets circling distant stars.


A stunning animation by a planetary scientist shows how huge our solar system is — and why that makes it so hard to depict


There is no permanent dark side of the moon, and this simple animation by a former NASA scientist explains why



An incredible video shows what we would see if the planets replaced the moon. But that would turn Earth into a volcanic hellscape.


Mercury is travelling across the sun for the last time until 2032. Here's how to watch the rare transit.


The coolest photos of the solar system taken in the decade you were born


21 science 'facts' you might have learned in school that aren't true



An amateur astronomer accidentally recorded a rare flash on Jupiter. The culprit turned out to be a 450-ton meteor.


Uranus is hiding 13 invisible rings. These images captured their warm glow for the first time.


Jupiter got hit by a planet with 10 times the mass of Earth billions of years ago, and its core is still reeling, a new study suggests


NASA has big plans for the 2020s, from powerful new space telescopes to a hunt for alien life on a moon of Saturn. Here's the timeline.