Solar System

WATCH: This Is What 100,000 Asteroids Look Like As They Orbit The Sun

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

This is our Solar System. Those things flying around it are asteroids. And yes, you should be scared. This new animation is the work of a group...

Mysterious Ribbon Of Energy At The Edge Of The Solar System 'Still Mysterious' Report Scientists

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Tech

There is a mysterious "ribbon of energy" near the edge of the Solar System. But as it turns out? That's really helpful. The strange band of part...

Nasa Maps Largest Moon In The Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has produced a remarkable map of the largest moon in the Solar System. Ganymede, Jupiter's titanic moon and the largest in our local space nei...

Nasa Moon Probe Takes Photo Of Other Nasa Moon Probe

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has a host of probes out there in the solar system looking at all manner of parts of space and occasionally they cross paths. Even better, the...

LOOK: This Is The Best Picture Ever Taken Of Saturn

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Tech

This might be the best photo ever taken of Saturn. Well, sort of taken. But sort of made too. This image is the combined work of Nasa's Cassini ...

Ancient Earth May Have Looked Just Like Jupiter's Moon Io

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Tech

Our planet might have once looked a lot like another world in our Solar System appears today - but no, it isn't Mars. Scientists now say that Jupit...

Voyager 1 'Photographed' From Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech

Despite being 36-years-old, 11 billion miles away and comprising of technology so dated it barely stands up to most modern mobile phones, Voyager 1 is...

Voyager Leaves The Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Tech

The Voyager 1 space probe has left the solar system. After 36 years - and a couple of recent false alarms - Nasa now says that the craft has become...

Largest Storm On Saturn For 20 Years 'Rips Water From Surface'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Tech

The largest storm recorded on Saturn for 20 years ripped water and ammonia from the massive planet's surface. Data from Nasa's Cassini spacecraft s...

Nasa's Juno Spacecraft Is Halfway To Jupiter...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa's Juno spacecraft is halfway to Jupiter - but is headed back towards Earth. The Jovian-system-bound satellite will slingshot around our planet...

Alien Space Probes Could Be In Our Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Tech

Alien probes from far away worlds could already be in our solar system - but we're just too dumb to spot them. This is essentially the gist of a st...

WATCH: 'In Saturn's Rings' Will Blow Your Mind

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

There is something magical about the rings of Saturn that set the giant planet apart from the rest of it's neighbours in the solar system. And in 2...

GIF: Watch A Volcano Erupt On Jupiter's Moon Io

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Tech

Jupiter's moon Io is the most volcanically active world in the Solar System - but its volcanoes are in the wrong place. That's the conclusion of Na...

GIF: Watch A Volcano Erupt On Jupiter's Moon Io

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Tech

Jupiter's moon Io is the most volcanically active world in the Solar System - but its volcanoes are in the wrong place. That's the conclusion of Na...

Humanity Has Left The Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Nasa has issue a statement saying that its scientists are not in consensus that the craft has left the Solar System. Read the statement here. ...

Sorry, But You Don't Know What The Solar System Looks Like

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Tech

You don't know what the Solar System looks like. That's the message of a new video which asks its viewers to reconsider their basic image of the su...

Has The 'Ribbon' At Edge Of Our Solar System Finally Been Explained?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Tech

Physicists say they are closer than ever to understanding a vast mysterious ribbon of particles at the edge of the Solar System. Nasa's Interstella...

Apocalypse Watch: Don't Panic, But We May Be Missing A Planet

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Tech

Among one of the most ridiculous-sounding fears about the supposed 2012 Mayan apocalypse is the idea that the Earth might be hit by a rogue planet. ...

Nasa Finds Water Ice And 'Dark Deposits Of Organic Matter' On Mercury

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has found evidence of "abundant" ice and organic material beneath the surface of Mercury. Enormous black patches of dark material have been fo...

Dwarf Planet 'Makemake' Is In Our Solar System, Has No Astmosphere

PA | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Tech

A "dwarf planet" discovered seven years ago near the edge of the Solar System is a dead, frozen world with no atmosphere, scientists have learned. ...

Nasa's Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning UFO Galaxy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Tech

Seen from afar it looks like a giant UFO. The red and yellow alien-craft-like galaxy, called NGC5010, was captured by the Nasa/ESA Hubble Space Tel...

Was Life On Earth Seeded By Rocks Carrying Alien Microbes?

PA | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Tech

Extraterrestrial microbes might have brought life to Earth after travelling through space for millions of years, say scientists. The theory is base...

World's Most Powerful Digital Camera Takes First Images

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Tech

It’s taken eight years to build, boasts 570 megapixels and it’s hoped that it’ll help answer one of the greatest mysteries in science – why th...

Guess How Much The Camera Cost That Took These?

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Tech

A British teenager has proved that it’s not strictly necessarily have to have a multi-million pound satellite to produce stunning pictures of Earth ...

Evolution Of Universe Simulated In YouTube Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Tech

The universe has been around for 14 billion years – but scientists have managed to squeeze its evolution into 78 seconds of video. Needless to sa...