Latest Solar System Stories
Get ready to watch NASA’s most powerful rocket head for the moon
World’s largest telescope array is almost ready to stare straight into the sun
Saying goodbye to NASA’s InSight lander before it’s buried in Martian dust
NASA astronaut Victor J. Glover on the cosmic ‘relay race’ of the new lunar missions
A blood moon, lunar eclipse, and fiery meteor shower will all grace the sky this week
NASA has major plans for asteroids. Could Psyche’s delay change them?
The Mars Express just got up close and personal with Phobos
Just in time for Halloween, the sun looks like a jack-o’-lantern
Two NASA missions combined forces to analyze a new kind of marsquake
NASA could build a future lunar base from 3D-printed moon-dust bricks
This weird dwarf planet at the edge of our solar system has a new origin story
The Brilliant 10: The top up-and-coming minds in science
Balloon bots might help uncover Venus’ hazy secrets
Billions of years ago, Mars may have been bustling with climate-changing microbes
We just got our most detailed look yet at Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa
The moon’s microscopic glass beads tell the story of asteroids hitting Earth
It’s finally the fall equinox—and a great time to see shimmering auroras
There’s too much garbage on Mars
Neptune’s faint rings glimmer in new James Webb Space Telescope image
Is it finally time for a permanent base on the moon?
Listen: Meteoroids make little ‘bloop’ noises when crashing into Mars
NASA’s Perseverance rover is on a hunt for microbes on Mars
The origin of Saturn’s slanted rings may link back to a lost, ancient moon
Space diamonds sparkle from the wreckage of a crushed dwarf planet
What’s next for NASA’s Artemis 1 launch
The sun’s chromosphere is shades of golden in these new images
Perseverance’s MOXIE tool turns Martian air into pure oxygen
With Artemis, NASA is aiming for the moon once more. But where will it land?
NASA delays Artemis 1 launch due to engine bleed
5 new insights about Mars from Perseverance’s rocky roving
‘Phantom’ mannequins will help us understand how cosmic radiation affects female bodies in space
A private company wants to look for life just above Venus
NASA’s new Sample Recovery Helicopters will make flying on Mars less ‘boring’
Counting down to the Artemis 1 launch, NASA’s biggest moon mission in decades
Jupiter formed dinky little rings, and there’s a convincing explanation why
This sailplane could cruise Mars for months on only wind
Organic carbon on Mars could be from old life—or volcanoes
What happens when a rocket hits the moon? It’s not always what astronomers predict.
Look up at the sky to see a parade of perfectly aligned planets
This tiny, trailblazing satellite is taking on a big moon mission
Here’s what it’s like to drive on the moon
How did Mars get its gasses? A special space rock holds clues.
See the stars from the Milky Way mapped as a dazzling rainbow
Uranus and Neptune both have the blues. But different hues.
Don’t miss this weekend’s total lunar eclipse
We now have proof that plants can grow in moon dirt
Why NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter briefly went dark on Mars
From the archives: ‘Do beavers rule on Mars?’
Lunar soil could help us make oxygen in space
Expect NASA to probe Uranus within the next 10 years
Jupiter’s largest moon wrestles for attention with its Big Red Spot
NASA’s new moon rocket is leaking fuel, but that’s not a setback
The biggest comet ever found is cruising through our solar system’s far reaches
Neptune is already an ice giant, but it might be having a cold snap
How researchers in a simulated moon habitat survived extreme isolation
A rare gas is leaking from Earth’s core. Could it be a clue to the planet’s creation?
Pluto’s icy volcanoes may have once belched ‘antifreeze lava’
Here’s why Saturn’s ‘ocean moon’ is constantly spewing liquid into space
In pictures: NASA’s powerful moonshot rocket debuts at Kennedy Space Center
Inside NASA’s messy plan to return to the moon by 2024
What is a ‘Martian flower’?
Why NASA’s pumped to watch a rocket smash into the moon
This miniature rocket could be the first NASA craft launched from Mars
Happy Mars-iversary, Perseverance