Solar System

Hubble Spots Ice Giant Vortexes and Polar Storms

On Neptune, a dark storm 6,800 miles wide is currently swirling around in the planet’s northern hemisphere.

NASA Releases New High-Res Image of Ultima Thule
This new image highlights all kinds of features that weren't visible…
Saturn's Rings Are Really Young
A new study finds that Saturn has only had its iconic rings for a fr…
Here's Our Best Look So Far at Ultima Thule

New Horizons' latest target has never been more clear.

Here Is the First Image from New Horizons' Flyby
This first image is pretty pixelated, but it still answers plenty of…
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Something Weird Is Going on With New Horizons' Next Target

Ahead of the Jan. 1 rendezvous, strange readings from the New Horizons spacecraft suggest a mystery around its asteroid target.

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Saturn's Rings Are Disappearing

According to a NASA study, Saturn's rings will be completely gone in a few hundred million years.

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Why Is the 'Christmas Comet' Green?

A comet passing close to the Earth this month is extremely green. Here's why that is.

Found: The Most Distant Object Ever Discovered in Our Solar System

The aptly-named 'Farout' is a dwarf planet that sits farther from the sun than anything else in the solar system we know about.

Why Voyager 2 Is In Interstellar Space But Not Out of the Solar System

There's a good difference between where the sun's energy ends and where it's gravity ends.

OSIRIS-REx Discovers Water on Asteroid Bennu

Only a week after reaching the asteroid, NASA's newest spacecraft is already making scientific discoveries.

Here's Our First Look at the Sun's North Pole

No spacecraft with a camera has ever flown over the Sun's north pole to take a photo, so scientists had to make one the hard way.

There Could Be Hundreds of Interstellar Asteroids Lurking in Our Solar System

These asteroids will stick around for a long time, so scientists can take their time learning everything about them.

Watch NASA's OSIRIS-REx Rendezvous With an Asteroid

The spacecraft arrives at the tiniest object ever visited today.

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It Turns Out the Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Is Just a Little Guy

NASA has gotten its best shot at learning about the interstellar oddity. Here's what it knows.

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Where and When to Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower This Weekend

The Midwest and Southeast should prepare to stay up late.

How the Sun Set Off Dozens of Mines During the Vietnam War

An extreme solar flare triggered dozens of underwater explosions in the harbor of Haiphong.

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Scientists Speculate Interstellar Comet Could Be a Solar Sail
There's a remote possibility that 'Oumuamua, the first interstellar asteroid ever found, could be artificial. But even the scientists m…
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Has Powered Down for Good

NASA's landmark mission to the asteroid belt has finally ended after years of breakthrough discoveries.

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NASA Probe Gets Closer to Sun Than Any Human-Made Object in History

The Parker space probe is breaking records set in the 70s.

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