Tagged With Solar System

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



New videos of the farthest object humanity has ever explored show that it flips like a giant hourglass


NASA just released the first close-up photos of the farthest object humanity has ever explored — and it looks like a giant red snowman


NASA just pulled off humanity's farthest-ever visit to a space object — the New Horizons probe successfully flew by Ultima Thule


NASA is about to explore Ultima Thule — the farthest object humanity has ever tried to visit. Here's what to expect from the 'mind-boggling' encounter 4 billion miles from Earth.


Humanity's coolest achievements in spaceflight since Apollo 8, from walking on the moon to touching interstellar space


NASA says Voyager 2 is the second human object ever to touch interstellar space — the void between stars



NASA sent an $850 million hammer to Mars and it could uncover clues to an outstanding mystery in our solar system


NASA's InSight robot is about to land on Mars. Here's how it might survive '7 minutes of terror' and make incredible discoveries about the red planet — and Earth, too.


Mysterious interstellar 'Oumuamua' object could be a solar-powered alien probe, Harvard scientists say


NASA just smashed the record for the fastest human-made object — its $2.1 billion solar probe is flying past the sun at up to 343,100km/h



A weird, cigar-shaped object flew through the solar system last year. Now astronomers may know where it came from


NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft is probing Jupiter's deepest secrets — here are Juno's biggest discoveries so far


Mars will come closer to Earth tonight than it has been in 15 years — here's how to see it


NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just beamed back even more jaw-dropping photos of the planet's tireless storm clouds