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How Many Moons Does Neptune Have?

Around the distant gas (and ice) giant Neptune lies an impressive system of moons, which we have known about only…

4 years ago

Ice Giants at Opposition

It seems as if the planets are fleeing the evening sky, just as the Fall school star party season is…

4 years ago

Tricks to Remember the Planets

Need an easy way to remember the order of the planets in our Solar System? The technique used most often…

4 years ago

Neptune’s Moon Triton

The planets of the outer Solar System are known for being strange, as are their many moons. This is especially…

5 years ago

Moonspotting-A Guide to Observing the Moons of the Solar System

Like splitting double stars, hunting for the faint lesser known moons of the solar system offers a supreme challenge for…

5 years ago

Charon Up Close Reveals Colossal Chasms and Craters: 1 Day and 1 Million Miles Out from Pluto Flyby

Chasms, craters, and a dark north polar region are revealed in this image of Pluto’s largest moon Charon taken by…

5 years ago

25 Years Since Voyager’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’ Images

A quarter of a century has passed since NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft snapped the iconic image of Earth known as…

5 years ago

Astronomers are Predicting at Least Two More Large Planets in the Solar System

Could there be another Pluto-like object out in the far reaches of the Solar System? How about two or more?…

5 years ago

The Dark Energy Survey Begins to Reveal Previously Unknown Trans-Neptunian Objects

Sometimes when you stare at something long enough, you begin to see things. This is not the case with optical…

5 years ago

‘Death Star’ Ocean? Seven Moons That Could Host Huge Hidden Liquid Reservoirs

Could there be an ocean hidden somewhere in that Death Star-like picture? This is an image of Mimas, a moon…

5 years ago