Solar System

Cool Infographic Compares the Chemistry of Planetary Atmospheres

by Jason Major July 27, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Here on Earth we enjoy the nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere we’ve all come to know and love with each of the approximately 24,000 breaths we take each day (not to mention the surprisingly comfortable 14.7 pounds per square inch of pressure it exerts on our […]

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Once Upon a Time There Was a Spacecraft Called Rosetta…

by Jason Major July 21, 2014

…and that time is now! ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft is just over a mere two weeks away from its arrival at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (which has recently surprised everyone with its binary “rubber duckie” shape) and the excitement continues to grow — and rightfully so, since after ten years traveling through the Solar System Rosetta is finally going […]

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Is Our Solar System Weird?

by Brian Koberlein July 17, 2014

Is our Solar System normal? Or is it weird? How does the Solar System fit within the strange star systems we’ve discovered in the Milky Way so far? Remove this ad Brian Koberlein on Google+

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What’s Inside Jupiter?

by Fraser Cain July 10, 2014

Jupiter is like a jawbreaker. Dig down beneath the swirling clouds and you’ll pass through layer after layer of exotic forms of hydrogen. What’s down there, deep within Jupiter? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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A New Image of Europa Emerges

by Jason Major July 9, 2014

Eureka – it’s Europa! And a brand-new image of it, too! (Well, kinda sorta.) The picture above, showing the icy moon’s creased and cracked surface, was made from images acquired by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft during its exploration of Jupiter and its family of moons in 1997 and 1998. While the data itself isn’t new per se the […]

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