articles tagged: solar system
hunting for exoplanets in alien galaxies. sort of.
# space

hunting for exoplanets in alien galaxies. sort of.

Astronomers found a planet on death row orbiting a dying star. The kicker? That solar system was born in another galaxy.

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...

when simulations and the media collide
# space

when simulations and the media collide

Despite what the media might have told you, we don't actually know if a rocky planet slammed into Jupiter or not.

a space-scape made of concentrated awesome
# space

a space-scape made of concentrated awesome

Here's a little something for fans of large, complex space art...

a marauding star vs. our solar system
# space

a marauding star vs. our solar system

A rogue star passing through our stellar neighborhood could cause the biggest mass extinction since the Permian in 1.5 million years. Or it might not. We still have to see.

the moon really is a harsh mistress
# space

the moon really is a harsh mistress

The coldest place in our solar system isn't somewhere in the outer reaches of the Oort Cloud. It's a network of craters on the Moon.

jupiter takes another one for the team?
# space

jupiter takes another one for the team?

Jupiter may have once again saved us from an asteroid impact. But next time, it might steer one our way...

our strange stellar neighbors…
# space

our strange stellar neighbors…

Is VB 10 a planet-sized star, or is VB 10a a star-sized planet? One of our closest stellar neighbors poses a small but interesting challenge to cosmic taxonomy.

meet the ray comfort of astronomy
# space

meet the ray comfort of astronomy

Introducing Spike Psarris, junk scientist and nonsense regurgitator extraordinaire...

    newer articles