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Some exoplanets tilt too much, and it’s pushing everyone apart
What will we name the solar system’s next planet?
We’re finally figuring out how Uranus ended up on its side
Dust to dust: How Earth’s most advanced observatory is unraveling our origins
Why are planets all the same shape?
Kepler finally ran out of gas, but it will always fuel our planet-hunting ambitions
Why is Pluto no longer a planet?
NASA’s newest planet hunter has already found two potential exoplanets
Before Jupiter got huge, it had a pretty messed up childhood
This giant exoplanet’s atmosphere teems with glowing hot atoms of titanium and iron
Earth Overshoot Day came early this year. That’s a bad thing.
Jupiter has 10 newly-discovered moons, and one is a weirdo
Massive atmospheric wave on Venus could explain the planet’s weird rotation
Strange signals from space may be the result of spinning diamond dust
Pluto may be made up of a billion comets
These diamonds are tiny, flawed, and may come from a long-lost planet
Planetary nurseries are far more varied and beautiful than we expected
Is this Jupiter, or a pizza? Join our Jovian guessing game.
Good news: these exoplanets probably have water. Bad news: AHHH SO MUCH WATER.
These massive, mysterious storms on Jupiter look totally surreal
Venus may once have been habitable. Now it can tell us if other worlds might be as well.
Planetariums seem old-school, but they have a surprisingly lively future
The most incredible pictures of every planet in our solar system
This scorching black exoplanet takes in all the light it can and gives almost nothing back
Don’t get too hyped about ‘Planet 10’ just yet
Mars was probably habitable for longer than we thought
If Proxima b has an atmosphere like Earth’s, it might be habitable
Space Shots: The Universe’s Best Images
Cosmic ‘hamburger’ gives scientists a rare view of a newborn solar system
Move over, Pluto, DeeDee is the new (potential) dwarf planet in town
See our solar system like you’ve never seen it before
This one simple trick predicts when an ice age will pause
A whopping seven Earth-size planets were just found orbiting a nearby star
Pluto might be a planet again. Let’s talk about why this matters.
Hey look, Venus is smiling
That ‘alien megastructure’ star might actually be a planet-eater
How to photograph the night sky on a phone
Is NASA launching too many asteroid missions?
NASA’s new Psyche mission will take us to a metal asteroid for the first time
The hibernation science in ‘Passengers’ is not far from reality
19 gift ideas for the space nerd in your life
How scientists will use artificial intelligence to find aliens
Global Warming Could Be The Best Way To Terraform Mars
Everything We Know About Our Neighbor Proxima b
Curiosity Sends Back Some Final Photos Of Martian Buttes
Melting Rocks With Lasers Provides Insight Into Origin Of Earth’s Magnetic Field
Io’s Entire Atmosphere Freezes And Collapses
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Mysteriously Hot
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Watch One Year Of Earth From A Million Miles Away
Two Faraway Planets May Have Atmospheres That Can Support Life
Water Snow Discovered Floating In Distant, Infant Solar System
Why You Should Be Really Excited That Juno is at Jupiter
Bill Nye’s Solar Sail Hits A Few Snags But Is Almost Ready To Fly
Juno Mission Will Peer Beneath Jupiter’s Clouds In July
Radio Waves Provide Rare Glimpse Inside Jupiter’s Atmosphere
Pluto’s Strange Shapes Caused By Churning Nitrogen Ice
If Planet Nine Exists, We Might Have Stolen It
See The Planets Of Our Solar System While Listening To ‘The Planets’
Look At This Gorgeous New Map Of Mercury’s Surface
Luxembourg Announces New Asteroid Mining Spacecraft: Prospector-X
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All The Habitable Planets (Ok, Just Three) Are Hanging Out Around This Ultracool Star
10 Exceptional Images Of Earth From Space