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...
These four-legged, wheel-less robots will explore asteroids and the frigid outer worlds of our Solar System
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
This beautiful solar panel system shows what practicality, brilliance and efficiency look like together.
In "Calculating the Cosmos," author Ian Stewart presents a guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe.
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
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.
Pluto fans are attempting to reignite one of astronomy's most contentious debates: What is a planet?
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...
(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).
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.
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
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.
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 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
The 22-year-old explores romance, heartbreak and their relation to the cosmos.
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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…
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…
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