Latest Solar System Stories
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
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