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Finally, an Astrophysics Simulation Even Your Stoner Friend Will Love

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Milky Way isn’t just stars orbiting a black hole—it’s loaded with dust and debris, floating with reckless abandon in the space between solar systems. And like the stuff that accompanies wildfires or windy days in the desert, dust makes it hard to see. Think about that, bro... we’re just like, specks of dust. Read more...

A New Generation of Interplanetary Rovers is Crawling Toward the Stars

These four-legged, wheel-less robots will explore asteroids and the frigid outer worlds of our Solar System

BBC’s Stargazing Live will find new planet in Solar System says Professor Brian Cox

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky TV viewers of Stargazing Live will discover a new planet in the Solar System next week, if it exists, says Professor Brian Cox. The post BBC’s Stargazing...Show More Summary

Book Excerpt: 'Calculating the Cosmos' (US 2016)

In "Calculating the Cosmos," author Ian Stewart presents a guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe.

Should We Have 100+ Planets in Our Solar System?

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

Under a size cutoff of 10,000 kilometers, there are two planets, 18 or 19 moons, 1 or 2 asteroids, and 87 trans-Neptunian objects, most of which do not yet have names. All are shown to scale, keeping in mind that for most of the trans-Neptunian objects, their sizes are only approximately known. Show More Summary

Does Mars have rings? Not right now, but maybe one day

As children, we learned about our solar system's planets by certain characteristics—Jupiter is the largest, Saturn has rings, Mercury is closest to the sun. Mars is red, but it's possible that one of our closest neighbors also had rings at one point and may have them again someday.

A new definition would add 102 planets to our solar system — including Pluto

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Pluto fans are attempting to reignite one of astronomy's most contentious debates: What is a planet?

Mars Might Have Had a Kickass Big Moon Instead of Two Tiny Crappy Ones 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Orbiting our dusty red neighbor are two puny potatoes, Phobos and Deimos. They look like they belong among the worst (but not the absolute worst) moons in the solar system, but their existence might tell a crazy story about Mars’ history. Read more...

SwRI-led team focusing on safety chosen for NASA's SSERVI

(Southwest Research Institute) NASA announced it has selected a new team led by Southwest Research Institute to its Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

Schools In England & Wales With Rooftop Solar Face 800% Tax Increase

Public schools in England and Wales will see taxes on their rooftop solar systems increase 800% in April as the UK continues its war on solar power. Schools In England & Wales With Rooftop Solar Face 800% Tax Increase was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Thousands of worlds may lurk beyond Pluto — and a stunning new animation shows them all

A new animation shows the orbits of hundreds of dwarf planets beyond Pluto. The astronomer who compiled the data says it may capture just a small fraction of dwarf planets in the solar system. Meanwhile, a new definition of "planet"Show More Summary

COBALT flight demonstrations fuse technologies to gain precision landing results

Many regions in the solar system beckon for exploration, but they are considered unreachable due to technology gaps in current landing systems. The CoOperative Blending of Autonomous Landing Technologies (COBALT) project, conducted by NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) and Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, could change that.

Scientist says there are over 100 planets in our solar system

Most of us grew up learning that there are nine planets in our solar system. Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled a proper planet to its new classification as a dwarf planet, leaving just eight true planets in our celestial neighborhood. Show More Summary

Saturn's moon Titan may have fizzy lakes

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is not only one of the oddest bodies in the Solar System, but may be the fizziest. Through laboratory experiments and data from the space agency's unmanned Cassini deep-space probe, a team of scientistsShow More Summary

Julien Baker – “Distant Solar Systems”

Earlier this year, the raw and stunning young singer-songwriter Julien Baker signed with Matador an announced the impending release of a new 7" single. We've already posted "Funeral Pyre," that single's A-side. And today, the 7" is finally out, which means we finally get to hear the other song. It's called "Distant Solar Systems," and…

listen to Julien Baker's "Distant Solar Systems" from her new Matador single

Julien Baker's first single for Matador is out today. You may have already heard the a-side to the 7", "Funeral Pyre," and now you can check out the b-side... Continue reading…

A ninth planet could be tilting our solar system

Researchers say our solar system might be hiding a distant planet that has a mass 10 times greater than Earth's. Video provided by Newsy        

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