How Long Could You Survive on Other Planets?

As far as we know, Earth is the only place in our solar system where humans can survive without a spacesuit. So if we ventured outside the cushy confines of our home, how long would we live on the other planets? Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, is actually not the hottest of the […]

There may be extraterrestrial life in our solar system – Augusto Carballido

Deep in our solar system, a new era of space exploration is unfolding. Beneath the thick ice of Europa, in the vapor plumes on Enceladus, and within the methane lakes of Titan, astrobiologists are on the hunt for extraterrestrial life. We’ve honed in on these three moons because each is an ‘ocean world,’ an environment […]

Jupiter Facts for Kids/Planet Jupiter/Jupiter Song

*BEGGINING OF THIS SONG GOING TO JUPITER* My name is Jupiter, The biggest planet you see, No planet in our solar system is bigger than me! My name is Jupiter, A windy planet I be, And I have 67 moons, That rotate round me so free! The romans gave me my name, after their king […]

Betelgeuse Is Dimmer Than We’ve Ever Seen It

Over the last weekend, astronomy Twitter started noting that the red giant Betelgeuse, the prominent shoulder of Orion was looking visibly dimmer in the sky, and I had a few people reach out to me and ask me if it was really happening and if I knew what was going on. This is exciting, of […]

Is Jupiter the Reason for Life on Earth?

Our solar system is unlike any other discovered in the cosmos to date, and a rogue baby Jupiter might be the reason why it’s so weird – and even home to life. The Solar System consists of four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars. They’re known as terrestrial planets because they’re made up of […]

What If the Sun Was Twice Smaller

Hello, earthlings! I’m Alan, and I live in the same Solar System as you do. But the chances we’ll ever meet are almost non-existent since your and my Solar Systems exist in parallel worlds! And in my world, people do NOT live on Earth because our Sun is twice smaller than yours! What’s the connection? […]

This Nuclear Robot Could Tunnel for Alien Life on Europa

Right now, you’re looking at a rendering of a nuclear-powered tunneling robot designed to find life on Europa. Look at that big ol’ alaskan bull worm! At the American Geophysical Union’s conference in December 2018, scientists gathered from around the world to present their concepts for future space missions. There were dragonfly inspired drones for […]

What Secrets Are Hiding on Jupiter’s Moons?

Jupiter could be considered an independent solar system, only in miniature form. The gas giant has the same basic ingredients as the sun and is surrounded by dozens of geologically diverse moons. Out of the 79 confirmed surrounding Jupiter, four ancient moons have astronomers really excited because they offer up some of the most distinctive […]

Most Extreme Weather On Other Planets I business news I astronomy

Sulfuric acid raining from the sky epic dust storms raging for months on end and Giant hurricanes that could swallow earth whole if you think earth has some bad weather Think again Mercury has little to no atmosphere and therefore no real weather to speak of but you would feel the full brunt from the […]

Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Update For October 12, 2019

The story of the first confirmed interstellar comet, comet C/2019 Q4, or now designated 2I/Borisov, continues to develop. Unlike Oumuamua which was caught on its way out of the solar system leaving not much time for study, Borisov is on its way in and the observations are well under way already, with more planned for […]