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 […]

A Nuclear-Powered Space Mission | Mission Saturn

NARRATOR: Way out into space, the sun’s energy-giving rays grow weaker. Solar panels would be little use to Cassini passing distant planets. It needs a far longer lasting source of power. The radioactive power of plutonium-238 In Idaho Falls, behind high level security, the United States Department of Energy harnesses this prized source. The Cassini […]

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? […]

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 […]

An Interstellar Mission Found Something Unexpected at Our Solar System’s Edge

Every 176 years, the four planets in our outer solar system present us with a rare opportunity. They’ll align in such a unique way, that it’s possible to use their gravitational forces to slingshot from one planet to the next. A PhD student figured this out back in 1965 during his summer job at the […]

10 Unsettling Solar System Possibilities

While decades of solar system exploration has answered many of humanity’s questions about the nature and formation of this star system, with in depth study comes even more mysteries and odd possibilities. Some of them are intriguing and strange, and some of them are outright unsettling. So here are ten of the most unsetling Solar […]

The Largest Black Holes in the Universe (VERSION ONE)

We’ve never seen them directly, yet we know they are there, Lurking within dense star clusters, Or wandering the dust lanes of the galaxy, Where they prey on stars, Or swallow planets whole. Our Milky Way may harbor millions of these black holes, the ultra dense remnants of dead stars. But now, in the universe […]

Titan’s Oceans Are Made of Super Cold Methane, and NASA Created Them on Earth!

Scientists are sending a submarine to Saturn’s moon Titan to explore its alien oceans in search for life and to possibly understand how life began on our own planet! Researchers are studying two main oceans on Titan. The Kraken Mare and Ligeia Mare. Both of which were discovered fairly recently by the Cassini space probe. […]

The Solar System — our home in space

The Solar system. Our home in space. We live in a peaceful part of the Milky Way. Our home is the Solar system, a 4.5-billion-year-old formation that races around the galactic centre at 200,000 km/h and circles it once every 250 million years. Our star, the Sun, is at the centre of the Solar system. […]