Latest Solar System Stories
An Einstein-backed method could help us find smaller exoplanets than ever before
Watch this week’s rare solar eclipse from anywhere in the world
Jupiter’s icy ocean worlds could be cool travel destinations in the future
Why is the sun’s corona 200 times hotter than its surface?
Follow the JUICE mission as it launches to Jupiter and its many mysterious moons
Lunar laws could protect the moon from humanity
Ice giant Uranus shows off its many rings in new JWST image
Before the Artemis II crew can go to the moon, they need to master flying high above Earth
Meet the first 4 astronauts of the ‘Artemis Generation’
Scientists are finally getting into the rhythm of sea creatures’ lunar cycle
Saturn’s rings have been slowly heating up its atmosphere
April’s skies boast the full pink moon, Lyrid meteor shower, and a total solar eclipse
Catch 5 planets (including Uranus) in an ultra-rare planetary alignment
A ‘city-killer’ asteroid will cruise past Earth tonight
‘Oumuamua isn’t an alien probe, but it might be the freakiest comet we’ve ever seen
We finally have a detailed map of water on the moon
Our homes on Mars could be made from potato-based ‘StarCrete’
Your guide to the types of stars, from their dusty births to violent deaths
NASA finally got comfier spacesuits, but astronauts still have to poop in them
Moonlight will help inspire a Danish church’s wildlife-friendly design
Clouds of ancient space water might have filled Earth’s oceans
NASA’s Curiosity rover captures a moody Martian sunset for the first time
SETI thinks AI could help rovers search for life on Mars
Lunar dust is notoriously hard to clean, but a new spray might do the trick
Seismologists might have identified the deepest layer of Earth’s core
March skies will bring a lunar illusion and planetary reunion
Hold onto your satellites: The sun is about to get a lot stormier
Uranus’s quirks and hidden features have astronomers jazzed about a direct mission
Want to travel to Mars? Here’s how long the trip could take.
Why is space cold if the sun is hot?
Hubble telescope spies Saturn’s rings in ‘spoke season’
Distant dwarf planet Quaoar shouldn’t have a ring, but it does
Moondust could chill out our overheated Earth, some scientists predict
Would Earth laws apply to Mars colonists?
Astronomers find 12 more moons orbiting Jupiter
Where does Earth end and space begin? The Karman line is only one answer.
Here’s what to look for in the night sky this February
Pluto is not a planet because of one small technicality
The Earth’s inner core could be slowing its spin—but don’t panic
Astronomers want to wield a tiny laser to look for life on neighboring worlds
How old is Earth? It’s a surprisingly tough question to answer.
Small ‘sparks’ on the sun could be key to forecasting dramatic solar weather
Dark matter, Jupiter’s moons, and more: What to expect from space exploration in 2023
A potentially revolutionary solar harvester just left the planet
Kick off 2023 with unique moonscapes, a meteor shower, and a bright comet
Perseverance rover makes its first package delivery: a unique kind of Mars rock
This map-making AI could be the first step towards GPS on the moon
A mysterious magma ocean could fuel our solar system’s most volcanic world
InSight says goodbye with what may be its last wistful image of Mars
The wind on Mars may be a viable power source after all
Artemis I’s solar panels harvested a lot more energy than expected
For the first time, humans can hear a dust devil roar across Mars
ispace’s private lander might be the first to touch down on the moon
Welcome back to Earth, Orion!
This will be SpaceX’s crew on its first private, all-civilian trip around the moon
How worried should we be about solar flares and space weather?
Fireballs, bright Mars, and a big moon will dazzle in December’s night sky
60 years of moonshots, made possible by the Deep Space Network
Orion sends back new images of the moon’s craters, some of which could be home to ice and water
Signs of past chemical reactions detected on Mars
Orion will air kiss the moon today during important Artemis exercise
Two meteorite mysteries are helping astronomers investigate the origins of life
10 incredible lunar missions that paved the way for Artemis
With Artemis 1 launched, NASA is officially on its way back to the moon