NASA loves Mars because it's the closest planet in our Solar System that can be explored with current technology, and might even have hosted life at some point in its distant past, but they've really only scratched the surface of the secrets Mars could hold. Show More Summary
With its hardware already right where it needs to be, NASA has decided it wants to extend its Dawn mission, which will bring its spacecraft extremely close to the surface of one of the most interesting objects in our Solar System that...Show More Summary
You can now explore space using Google Maps, with Google having added images from the planets and moons that make up our solar system. This new imagery lets you zoom out from Earth before exploring Venus, Mercury, Mars, Pluto, Europa, Ganymede, Titan, and others in glorious technicolor. Show More Summary
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) New NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life.
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If you thought Google Maps was good for finding your way around the world, you can now use it to check out a few locations in our solar system.
A University of Michigan doctoral student has logged two pieces of evidence that may support the existence of a planet that could be part of our solar system, beyond Neptune.
The Earth's interior is still a mystery to us. While we have sent missions to probe the outer reaches of our Solar system, the deepest boreholes on Earth go down to only a few kilometres. The only way to learn what's going on deep inside our planet, in the core and the mantle, is by indirect methods.
Have you ever wanted to walk amongst the stars? Google Maps is trying to make that happen. You can now explore 16 planetary bodies in our solar system.
We might not actually know how many planets are in our Solar System — and no, this isn't a trick regarding Pluto's status. For years, scientists have wondered if there might be a larger, planet-sized body lurking in or around the thick...Show More Summary
It’s an exciting time for astronomy. If it’s not the constant stream of newly discovered exoplanets, it’s the new discoveries about our own solar system. Every week it seems, we gain a better […] The post Astronomers Spot Ring Around Dwarf Planet appeared first on Geek.com.
The most effective way of discovering planets beyond our Solar System has been through observing occultations when a body passes in front of its host star. Astronomers have now used that method to get a better look at a little-known dwarf planet much closer to home: Haumea, which orbits the Sun beyond Neptune. Show More Summary
Some of the most exciting new discoveries in space come from far, far away, thanks to telescopes capable of detecting exoplanets that are so distant we'd likely never be able to actually visit them, but that doesn't mean there isn't still some pretty interesting stuff here in our own Solar System. Show More Summary
Scientists discover Pluto's dwarf planet buddy Haumea has something in common with the gas giants in our solar system.
The tiny world Haumea has a ring, the most distant we’ve found in our solar system. This may mean rings encircle other far-off worlds in the solar system
A new study reports that a ring has been spotted around another object in our solar system: Haumea, a weird, egg-shaped, distant dwarf planet
Move over Saturn! Scientists have found a ring around an unassuming mini-planet in our Solar System to debunk the theory that only giant planets can be so adorned.
BREAKING: It's the first of its kind in our Solar System.
(Springer) In a paper recently published in EPJ Plus, Stefano Bagnulo from Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, UK, and colleagues review the state-of-the-art in polarimetry studies of the small bodies in our solar system. Combined with...Show More Summary
Today's biggest news is that the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, changes signs and enters Scorpio. This brings all the 'spirituality' and 'creativity' of Sagittarius and Pisces (since... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!