In the Solar System Channel, you can explore the planets and celestial objects around our own sun. Learn about topics such as Mars, Jupiter and the Moon.
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Once upon a time, the sun caught an interstellar orphan and adopted it as its own. It's named 2015 BZ 509.
Europa might be ready to let us in on a secret.
Take that, stars!
Yep, 'Oumuamua was probably kicked out of its own star system by an overbearing gas giant like Jupiter.
Scholz's star buzzed our solar system back when humans and Neanderthals roamed the planet. Turns out that encounter may have shaken up a whole bunch of comets.
Beneath Jupiter's famous swirls and stripes is an environment that's completely unlike anything on Earth.
All those intrepid colonists are going to need a plentiful supply of water, and it turns out that accessing one may not be as hard as we thought.
The apparently random flashes in the sky known as FRBs have resisted being pinned down by astronomers. Until now.
When our planet was young, it took a beating from an unrelenting storm of planetesimals falling from the skies. Some of that debris meant more gold for the planet.
It's the first interstellar rock we've ever found!
Things are getting a little more interesting out in Pluto's neighborhood.
On Friday, Sept. 1, a large asteroid named Florence will zip by at a distance of about 4.4 million miles (7 million kilometers) — a tiny distance relative to the entirety of the universe.
You probably have several pairs of eclipse glasses left over from the big total solar eclipse. Don't trash them — recycle, reuse or donate them instead.
By Sarah Gleim