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

How to Pronounce Uranus Without Laughing

Uranus. Your anus. You're in us. As hard as you might try, it's almost impossible to avoid smirking when you hear the name of the seventh planet. This video, by GCP Grey, takes a look at the history of its name, how it could have had a monicker that made fewer children laugh and—most importantly—how to go about… » 6/21/12 4:24am 6/21/12 4:24am

After Watching This Video, It's Clear the Universe Will End Today

There are plenty of amazing time lapse videos. This is one. But when you see it paired with Hans Zimmer's "Dream is collapsing"—from Inception's soundtrack—it goes from amazing to holy-fuck-the-Universe-is-about-to-collapse-and-we-are-all-gonna-die amazing. Play the HD full screen. Use headphones. » 9/18/10 9:30pm 9/18/10 9:30pm