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Our Best Map Yet Of Io's Volcanic Activity Looks Terrifying

Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanically-active body in our solar system, and a recent observational campaign offers a little more insight into the a terrifying hellscape that awaits any unfortunate space probes we send there.

Our Sun's Quirky Tilt Means Planet Nine Might Actually Exist

New research links the odd and unexplained six-degree tilt of our Sun to an undiscovered planet in the outer reaches of our solar system. It’s even more evidence that planet Nine is for real.

This Is The Most Detailed Hydrogen Map Of The Milky Way Ever Created 

Using two of the world’s largest configurable telescopes, scientists have created the most detailed map yet of hydrogen atoms the Milky Way.

The Solar System Is Always Visible At Night With These Planetary String Lights

A stellar view of the night sky, including all of our celestial neighbours, is dependent on countless factors like light pollution, the weather, and even the time of year. But you can guarantee that all of the planets in our solar system are visible when you go stargazing with this planetary string light set created by ThinkGeek.

Pluto's Skies Look More Earth-Like Than We Imagined

Here’s a dazzling thought: Pluto’s blue skies may be cloudy. Earlier this year, we heard a rumour that scientists were considering the possibility of clouds on Pluto. According to NASA, that rumour is very much alive, and a hot topic of discussion at a planetary science conference this week.

Something Went Wrong With The Juno Spacecraft's Engine

A critical moment in NASA’S Juno mission has been postponed while engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory attempt to sort out a mysterious engine issue. If the problem is not resolved quickly, it could reduce the amount of high-quality data the Jupiter-orbiting probe is able to collect during its scientific mission.

The Daring Plan To Find The Next Earth Within A Decade

When astronomers confirmed the discovery of an Earth-sized world orbiting Proxima Centauri just 4.25 light years away, hopes were ignited that there may be more planetary real estate in our cosmic neighbourhood. To find out, a team of ex-NASA scientists is now seeking private funding to scour the Alpha Centauri system for habitable planets.

Try Not To Cry While Watching Earth Rise From The Moon In HD

Video: These aren’t renderings, special effects or a scene from No Man’s Sky. This is actual footage of the Earth and the Moon, as seen by Japan’s Kaguya spacecraft in October 2008. Shot with a pair of 2.2 megapixel HDTV sensors, it’s some of the first HD footage of our nearest neighbour that humans ever captured.

The Nearest Earth-Like Planet Outside Our Solar System Could Be A Water World

At a distance of 4.2 light years, Proxima b is the closest potentially habitable Earth-like planet outside our solar system. New research suggests that this distant orb could be completely covered in water. So when do we go?

Curiosity's Latest Selfie Is An Instant Classic

NASA’s Curiosity rover has completed its survey of “Murray Buttes”, and is now set to venture even higher along the slopes of Mount Sharp. The intrepid rover took the opportunity to snap a selfie as it proudly stood in front of some rather dramatic Martian features.

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