Solar System

Uranus Is Even Freakier Than We Thought

If David Lynch designed a planet, it would be Uranus. Much like every episode of <i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i>, Uranus is fiercely unique and weirdly …

Uranus

Reaching the Stars: Is Human Hibernation Really Possible?

Traveling to Deep Space<p>We’ve spent a few articles on Universe Today talking about just how difficult it’s going to be to travel to other stars. …

Space Travel

Jupiter’s Bands of Clouds

This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s bands of light and dark clouds was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data …

Jupiter

New Evidence Suggests That Our Solar System Has 10 Planets

Ten Strong<p>The Solar System hasn’t been the same since Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, and all bets have been off since this …

Universe

Solar System survey casts doubt on mysterious 'Planet Nine'

Orbits of four newfound objects show no signs of gravitational pull from proposed giant planet.<p>An analysis of four icy bodies discovered in the outer …

Astronomy

NASA Eyes Close-Up Mission to Uranus, Neptune

New NASA mission ideas would study the gassy environments of Uranus and Neptune, two planets on the edge of the solar system that spacecraft have …

Uranus

NASA is suddenly interested in a Neptune or Uranus mission

In the shadow of Mars going viral, Uranus and Neptune haven’t really gotten much publicity—but that’s about to change.<p><b>NASA now wants to find out more</b> …

Uranus

Science: An Earth-Sized Planet May Be Hiding At The Edge Of The Solar System

We already know that the solar system is more complicated than we thought, especially with the revelation of Planet Nine potentially out there. And if that weren’t enough, it turns out a planet the size of Mars might be lurking much closer to Earth.<p>Researchers at the University of Arizona have been …

Astronomy

Planets come in different species

ExoplanetsPlanets come in different species<p>Why they do so is now emerging<p>print-edition iconPrint edition | Science and technology<p>Jun 22nd 2017<p>THE …

Universe

This Sunburn Starter Pack Is The "I Told You So" Of Memes

Next time you start to wonder if you might be getting a little obsessive about the whole head-to-toe sunscreen thing, just remember that there are real people out there who are convinced that they do not need sun protection. What kind of person do you have to be to think that you’re so special as …

Skin Care

We knew Jupiter was weird. Now we're finding out HOW weird.

If there’s one thing that shouldn’t surprise astronomers, it’s being surprised. The trend is pretty clear: Every single time we look at the Universe …

Jupiter

Newest USPS Forever Stamp Features Total Solar Eclipse

These special solar eclipse stamps are on sale today.<p>The first U.S. solar eclipse in almost half a century is happening this August, but you don't have to wait until then to pick up some eclipse memorabilia. Starting today, the U.S. Post Office is selling a special commemorative eclipse stamp with …

Astronomy

NASA Wants To Probe Uranus (And Possibly Neptune) For The First Time

Uranus and Neptune have unusual magnetic fields, and neither planet has yet been directly probed, which is strange because the research I’ve read on public bathroom walls said Uranus has undoubtedly been probed. Anyhoo, NASA is gearing up to probe Uranus and possibly Neptune, two planets which seem …

Uranus

NASA wants to probe Uranus in search of gas

We hear a lot about Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and that’s because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on …

Uranus

New study suggests Jupiter’s formation divided Solar System in two

A solid core would have then started adding gas to create the present planet.<p>Gas giants like Jupiter have to grow fast. Newborn stars are embedded in …

Astronomy

Evidence points toward Jupiter being the oldest planet in the solar system

The birth of Sun took place around 4.6 billion years ago as per the evolution timeline of the solar system.<p>A new study claims that Jupiter may be the …

Jupiter

Elon Musk publishes 15-page manifesto outlining how to get humanity to Mars

Last year, billionaire SpaceX founder and space-fan Elon Musk delivered an expansive, hour-long presentation, outlining his ambitious plan to get …

Tesla

Adding and subtracting time - Solar system time zo

Free<p>4.9(8)<p>Downloaded <b>3458</b> times<p>Viewed <b>4459</b> times<p>Download<p>Save for later<p>Report a problem<p>Tes recommended<p>4.9(8)<p>Prepared by Created …

Education (UK)

The Sun's "evil" twin is probably lurking beyond the Solar System

Since the 1980s, astronomers have been searching for the Sun's "evil" twin, dubbed Nemesis due to its habit of slinging deadly asteroids our way …

Universe

Astronomers continue to find more moons around one large planet

Jupiter has the most known moons of any planet in our solar system, and astronomers just found more.<p>A team discovered two new moons orbiting the …

Jupiter

FutureCon

PROGRAM<p>FRIDAY, JUNE 16<p>THE MOON: CORNERSTONE OF SOLAR SYSTEM SCIENCE<p><b>2 PM – 2:45 PM</b><p><b>Location:</b> 143<p>The Moon is a witness plate to the history of the …

James Webb Space Telescope

10 space objects to see daytime

A rundown of the top 10 space objects you can see – under the right conditions – during the day.<p>If you think that daytime sky nature-watching is …

Astronomy

Solar System once had ‘evil twin’ sun which may have wiped out dinosaurs

The Solar System once had two suns, scientists believe, and one of them may have wiped out the dinosaurs.<p>A theoretical physicist at the University of California and an astronomer from Harvard University have discovered that most stars are born with a ‘brother’ and our own Sun is likely to be no …

Dinosaurs

The sun may have an evil twin with a flare for mass extinction

Scientists call this infrequent visitor Nemesis.<p>Not every sun is an only child. In fact, the universe often gives birth to a litter of stars. And the …

Universe

Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System

DENIS-P J082303.1-491201 b is a gas giant exoplanet that orbits an unknown-type star. It is 28.5 x Jupiter, takes 246.36 days to complete one orbit …

Exoplanets

Nice: Jupiter Has 69 Moons

You’re never too old to discover new things, and we all get to delight in the discovery that Jupiter has been 69ing—with moons, that is.<p><i>Scientific</i> …

Jupiter

Solar System's Best and Worst Vacation Destinations: 'Travel Agents' Explain (Video)

Mercury! It's closest to the sun, making it a great (& hot) place to catch some rays.<p>Venus! An adventurous planet that's hotter than Mercury & has a …

Astronomy

Two new massive planets detected around the star HD 27894

Gas giant planet HD 27894 b appears to have at least two massive companions, according to a new study published June 1 in a paper on arXiv.org. One …

Exoplanets

A ninth planet could be tilting our Solar System

Researchers say our solar system might be hiding a distant planet that has a mass 10 times greater than Earth's. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

Astronomy