And it could help prove the existence of Planet Nine.
From the Popular Science archives.
Pebbles and planetesimals pummeled the planet's early surface
And you thought this summer was hot
Shower your friends with meteor facts.
The lightning struck more than twice.
But the cold would kill you before the smell did.
Don't you want to meet them?
Requiem for a machine.
You can't see it—but Hubble can.
Heat and drills will help us probe for alien microbes
Your aurora is showing
Dawn spacecraft discovers organic materials on its surface
It starts orbiting the deadly planet in July
Piping hot Jupiter fries, please!
Short answer: It depends who you ask
This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree
Jupiter's moon is the best candidate for finding extraterrestrial life; here's how we're going to get there
The Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres this March, and it could be the most surprising space mission in decades
With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end
A portrait of the planet in high-resolution
Here's the whole collection
Tuning in to the turbulence
On a semi-regular basis
Things haven't gone according to plan.
Here are eight surprising things NASA has learned so far.
Juno is closing in on one of the most dangerous places in the solar system
This summer we'll get our closest ever look at the stormiest planet in the solar system
And may be generating heat in the planet's atmosphere
Researchers hope Juno could help shed light on why Jupiter's northern and southern lights behave differently.
Plus: new insights into the planet's interior.
It's surprisingly lacking in heavy elements
We're getting our closest view ever of the 10,000-mile-wide storm.
It's called a conjunction, and it sure is pretty
New research provides some clues about our solar system's most mysterious planet.
With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain't no place to live.
Problems with the spacecraft's engines are preventing it from entering a new orbit for observations
New Horizons scientist Leslie Young discusses what to expect from the flyby on Tuesday, and the 28-year wait leading up to it
The first one we've seen outside our solar system
Powered by turbulence
Juno will zoom in on Jupiter on July 4th
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
A good week for space photography
Using Hubble's ultraviolet capabilities, the light show comes to life
NASA's mission to Jupiter is brought to you by: the Sun, from 500 million miles away
Our solar system's largest planet is a master of disguise.
The water worlds in our solar system are adding up
In the vicinity of the coldest known object out there
And its clouds may be made of gemstones
Looking into a massive storm.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
The spacecraft is finally leaving the asteroid's dark side. Let the science begin!
Rise Of The Rocket Girls gives the untold story of the women behind the space race
Why is NASA's longest-serving woman an hourly employee?
It's designed to search for life on Jupiter's icy moon
Meanwhile in space: dusty donuts, 50 launches, and pizza storms on Jupiter.
A 'Forbidden planet' defies odds and thrives under inhospitable conditions.
Now astronomers want to know: what makes a star a star?
Not all scientists are happy about recent Discovery mission picks
As black as day.
It's completely different from Earth
We're on the scene for the Juno spacecraft's arrival at Jupiter tonight
Jupiter is that little dot getting closer and closer...
It's just getting started
A combination of chemistry, astrophysics, and magic
Drops of Jupiter
There's still a lot to learn about the surface of Jupiter's moon
The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we've long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.
Giant planet orbits three stars at once
The survey also confirmed the existence of two other moons, whose discovery was announced last year
Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope
Hints of a subsurface ocean of H2O
How the gas giant got its rings.
New video tours the mini-planet in 3D
The agency's new GIPHY page is a delight
So hot right now.
Earth's orbit is becoming dangerously crowded with space junk.
Mars is at its closest and clearest right now. You know you want to look at it.
And he thinks the upcoming flyby will prove it
Sometimes you just need a rocket that flies at 2 million miles per hour
Marking a new space milestone
Confirming hints picked up by the Hubble just a few years ago.
It could be the largest moon we've ever seen
Short answer: Because we changed the definition of the word “planet” to better fit its meaning.
They're starting with glaciers and working their way up to space
Water, water, everywhere (but especially around the poles)
Even in space, bureaucracy exists.
My, what epic epochs you have there
To take us to Mars and beyond
A tour of places in our solar system where life could persevere
In 1952, the Hayden Planetarium offered applicants the trip of a lifetime
The mission will give us our best views yet of the baddest planet in the solar system
Let the science begin