Solar System

'Revolutionary' Picture Depicts 'Baby' Planets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech

A 'revolutionary' new picture has captured an early solar system in stunning detail showing 'baby' planets still forming among the dust clouds that su...

This Diagram Effortlessly Shows How Tiny Earth is

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Tech

Earth is pretty big, for humans at least. On a cosmological scale however it's a speck of dust compared to the planets and stars that surround us. ...

This (Real) Trip Around Triton Takes 25 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Tech

Exactly 25 years ago NASA's Voyager space craft sailed past Neptune's moon Triton. Now we can see what it really looked like. Newly restored fo...

SpaceX Admits It Wants To Colonise The Solar System

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech

Billionaire inventor Elon Musk's private space company has admitted it has designs on colonising the Solar System within 100 years. SpaceX presiden...

Scientists Are Thinking Of Ways To Terraform Venus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech

Arguably humanity is already terraforming Earth (and not for the better). But scientists are already thinking of ways of transforming other planets...

The Mars Curiosity Rover Took An Incredible Picture Of Itself

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Mars Curiosity rover is by far everyone's favourite space-exploring drone, but the Martian landscape has taken its toll and as this incredible new...

NASA Wants To Send A Drone To Explore Titan

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

NASA really wants to explore Saturn's Moon Titan - and for good reason. For one thing, it is the only other world in our solar system which has liquid...

This Really Looks Like There Is A Planet-Sized UFO Next To The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech

An unusual shape next to the Sun has caused consternation this weekend, after the internet noticed it looked extremely like a planet-sized alien space...

NASA Can't Get You To Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

Well this is depressing. A report by the National Research Council has declared that in its current form NASA simply can't get people to Mars. Comm...

Something Weird Is Happening To The Sun

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Tech

When it comes to the Sun, you should always expect to be surprised. The latest oddity spotted on the surface of the ball of plasma on which all lif...

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. ...