Astronomical Knolling Is The Prettiest 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 12:11am 4/19/15 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 9:33am 11/06/14 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 10:42pm 10/23/14 10:42pm

All the solid surfaces in the solar system stitched in one brilliant map

As usual, xkcd wins the internet with another brilliant scientific visualization: All the solid surfaces (the planetary, moon, and asteroid crusts) in the Solar System stitched together as if it all were a seamless flat map. It's fascinating to see it all from this simple perspective. » 7/03/14 1:31am 7/03/14 1:31am

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 9:00pm 8/23/13 9:00pm