Our biggest planet in the solar system is also one of the best: it’s got crazy weather systems, it’s

Our biggest planet in the solar system is also one of the best: it’s got crazy weather systems, it’s probably saved Earth from enormous impacts, and it’s got hundreds of moons orbiting it. The Atlantic goes over all the ways Jupiter is their favorite planet. »11/08/15 6:05pm11/08/15 6:05pm


This 7-mile wide solar system model built to scale on a dry lakebed is simply incredible

I’m at a loss for words. This project and accompanying short film, To Scale: The Solar System by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh, is so incredibly awe-inspiring and so beautifully executed, that it will make me dream of the cosmos tonight (maybe every night). The premise is simple: to build a solar system model to… »9/17/15 12:00am9/17/15 12:00am

Astronomical Knolling our Favourite Way to Organize Objects in Space

What happens when a planetary scientist has a love for order? He creates code that sorts everything from our solar system’s moons to exoplanets into graceful spirals where every object is slightly smaller than the one before. Astronomical knolling is my new favourite way to contemplate the vast scale of space. »4/19/15 12:11am4/19/15 12:11am

Revolutionary photo clearly shows star system forming for the first time

You are witnessing the formation of a solar system just like ours, 450 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Taurus, as photographed in detail for the first time in history by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array international observatory in Chile. I'm absolutely stunned. »11/06/14 9:33am11/06/14 9:33am

All the planets in the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon

I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the Moon—about 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers)—with room to spare: 4,990 miles (8,030 kilometers.) Seeing it visualized really give you a good idea of how much empty space is out there. »10/23/14 10:42pm10/23/14 10:42pm

Learn Everything About the Solar System with This Awesome Animation

Now this is fun. Kurzgesagt made a fantastic animation video detailing our solar system. Perfect for anyone who's space curious (and that should be everyone), perfect to sit down and show your kid, perfect to learn everything about astronomy that you probably forgotten by now. It's like taking a trip through a… »8/23/13 9:00pm8/23/13 9:00pm