Tagged With Solar System

Earth is screaming through space at 1.3 million mph. A simple animation by a former NASA scientist shows what that looks like.


20 new moons were just discovered orbiting Saturn, and you can help name them


Warp speeds in 'Star Trek' are achingly slow, and a simple animation by a former NASA scientist proves it



The ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus contains the building blocks of life, NASA data reveals


The moon has been drifting away from Earth for 4.5 billion years. A stunning animation shows how far it has gone.


Planet 9, our solar system's mysterious missing world, could be an ancient black hole orbiting the sun, a new paper suggests



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


A new image of a mysterious object careening toward our solar system strongly suggests it's the first comet from another star system


Lakes of methane on Saturn's moon Titan may be the craters of giant explosions, a new study shows


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


A new NASA portrait of Jupiter reveals its disappearing Great Red Spot in unprecedented colour



NASA's InSight lander on Mars has detected more than 20 quakes. Early data suggests the red planet may be less Earth-like than we thought.


Tech companies have been silently battling a bizarre phenomenon called 'cosmic rays' that would otherwise wreak havoc on our electronics


Here's why some scientists think Pluto should still be a planet


A photographer recorded Saturn 'touching' the moon with his smartphone, and the pictures are stunning



A 'ridiculous' yet simple animation by a NASA scientist shows how long it takes light to reach Pluto. If you plan to watch it, take a day off work.


The Hubble telescope has discovered a 'dark vortex' raging on Neptune that would swallow 20% of Earth's surface


Scientists just released the best photo yet of the most distant object ever visited by humanity


The speed of light is tortuously slow, and these 3 simple animations by a scientist at NASA prove it