Solar System

Researchers Simulate the Formation of the Oort Cloud

There is a cloud of debris surrounding our solar system. It's known as the Oort cloud, and it is the…

6 days ago

Exoplanetary System Found With 6 Worlds in Orbital Resonance

200 light-years away from Earth, there's a K-type main-sequence star named TOI (TESS Object of Interest) 178. When Adrian Leleu,…

5 months ago

Astronomers Have Found Planet 9… in Another Solar System

Even with all we've learned about our own Solar System, especially in the last couple of decades, researchers still face…

6 months ago

In the Far Future, Stellar Flybys Will Completely Dismantle the Solar System

Consumption and disintegration. Next time you want to be the life of the party—if you're hanging out with cool nerds…

6 months ago

How did the Earth get its water? The answer might be found on Mercury

I don't know if you've noticed by now, but the Earth is a little bit wet. How Earth got all…

7 months ago

The Solar System has a second plane where objects orbit the Sun

Almost all the objects orbiting the sun live in a particular plane, called the ecliptic plane. But a recent analysis…

8 months ago

Check Out How Big the Planets and the Moon Will be in Our Sky Over the Next Two Years

Everything in space is moving. Galaxies collide and merge, massive clouds of gas migrate, and asteroids, comets, and rogue planets…

9 months ago

Uranus’ Moons are Surprisingly Similar to Dwarf Planets in the Kuiper Belt

Astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus—and two of its moons—230 years ago. Now a group of astronomers working with data from…

9 months ago

Jupiter Probably Has 600 Small, Irregular Moons

The better our technologies get, the better we get at finding objects in space. That's certainly true of Jupiter and…

9 months ago

Europa’s entire icy shell shifted 70-degrees a few million years ago

The mysterious world Europa, the ice-covered second moon of Jupiter, sports deep scars that cut across its face. An international…

10 months ago