24 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
Thanks to the over 500,000 pictures taken by the Cassini mission, Google Maps has created a mapping tool that allows users to virtually explore the Solar System.
19 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team from the University of Michigan has shown how Planet 9 could have prevented TNOs from being destroyed or ejected over time.
Asteroids, Astronomy, Hubble
24 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
An international team of scientists recently used the Hubble space telescope to spot a unique binary asteroid that behaves like a comet in in the Main Asteroid Belt.
Asteroids, Astronomy, Solar System
20 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team from the University of Bordeaux has turned the Asteroid Belt’s origins on its head, claiming it started empty and gradually filled up
Astronomy, Planet 9, Solar System
17 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team of astronomers from the UK and Switzerland explores how Planet 9 could have ended up on the outskirts of our Solar System
9 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team of European astrophysicists has turned exoplanet-hunting on its head by asking “could aliens detect Earth?”
Astronomy, Guide to Space
9 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
The outer planets of the Solar System – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – are gas giants, a designation which applies to planets that are primary composed of hydrogen and helium.
Astronomy, Guide to Space, milky way
28 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
Since ancient times, humans have looked up at the bright band in the night sky and called it the Milky Way, a name which stuck when it came time to name our galaxy.
Guide to Space, Solar System
12 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
Why are the planets round? For that matter, why are all the big objects in the Universe this shape? The answer has to do with how gravity works and how star systems are formed.
4 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
Mercury and Earth are a study in contrasts, with serious differences in their orbits, atmospheres, surface temperatures, and annual/diurnal cycles. But they do have a few things in common.
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