Tagged With Solar System

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

A scientist's quick animation reveals that Earth has two types of day. Humans use the one that's 4 minutes longer.

NASA is launching its $2.4 billion Perseverance Mars rover on Thursday. The nuclear-powered robot will test technologies astronauts need on the red planet.

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

Mars may have had a giant ring billions of years ago, new research suggests

The most detailed map of the moon's geology ever released may help astronauts explore the lunar surface

NASA's InSight lander is revealing Mars to be far more shaky than we thought. It picked up about 450 quakes and 10,000 ground-bending whirlwinds.

The most detailed photos and videos of the sun's surface ever captured reveal Texas-sized cells of boiling plasma

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

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

Why astrophysicists think there's a black hole in our solar system

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

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our understanding of Earth-like planets in the galaxy. Here's why Earths might be common.

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

NASA is testing an alien-hunting, upside-down underwater rover in Antarctica. It's one of several plans to explore 2 ocean worlds for signs of life.

NASA just detected water vapour on a moon of Jupiter — yet another clue that Europa's hidden ocean could hold alien life

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.