articles tagged: planetary science
world of weird things podcast: mars
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: mars

We’re about to learn some new and exciting things about Mars, and we preview what some of them might be.

when it’s what’s on the inside that counts
# space

when it’s what’s on the inside that counts

How do we know what the insides of Venus or Jupiter look like? The short answer is that we don’t. The longer answer is that we make a fairly accurately guess.

hey, what’s a world like you doing in a solar system like this?
# space

hey, what’s a world like you doing in a solar system like this?

The debate over whether Pluto is a planet, much less what constitutes a planet, is still raging in the scientific community.

nasa doesn’t care about other planets
# space

nasa doesn’t care about other planets

Planetary scientists who want to study plants other than Mars and very unhappy with what they see as NASA's obsession with the red planet.

pardon me, but your hot spot is on sideways
# space

pardon me, but your hot spot is on sideways

An extrasolar Hot Jupiter called Upsilon Andromedae b has a hot spot in one of the strangest and most awkward possible places in its atmosphere and scientists aren't quite sure why.

when a few million years don’t mean much…
# space

when a few million years don’t mean much…

Scientists issue a correction to the age of the Earth. What does this mean? Pretty much nothing...