The Least Efficient Model of Our Solar System Is a 6,000 Page Book

It's a bit easier to comprehend just how vast and empty our solar system really is with a copy of Mishka Henner's Astronomical, which squeezes a scale model of our sun and planets into a 12-volume 6,000 page tome. » 1/24/12 12:00pm 1/24/12 12:00pm

Astronomers Take First Ever Pics of Other Planetary Systems

Huge astronomy news! For the first time EVER » 11/13/08 10:30pm 11/13/08 10:30pm, galaxy researchers have taken pictures of planets orbiting a sun-star, much like our own. The first, taken by the much beloved Hubble Telescope, shows a planet orbiting the bright southern star Fomalhaut, located 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Australis.…