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New telescopes will soon show us details about the planets beyond our solar system -- details about the possibility of extra-terrestrial life. [Read More]
SpaceX's Starman and the Tesla Roadster he's "driving" are now more than a million miles away. Although he disappeared from view on Valentine's Day, you... [Read More]
Scientists at the University of Washington say two planets approximately 40 light years away from ours could be just like Earth. UW is part... [Read More]
Elon Musk's Starman, the mannequin driver of the Tesla Roadster SpaceX launched aboard its Falcon Heavy rocket, is taking a trip around our solar system,... [Read More]
Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster may have slipped the surly bonds of Earth, but you can still follow its path through the Solar System. Satellite guru... [Read More]
Scientists confirm existence of 100 new planets beyond our solar system ... [Read More]
In popular culture, asteroids play the role of apocalyptic threat, get blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs -- and offer an extraterrestrial source for mineral... [Read More]
Neptune might not be as gigantic as Jupiter or adorned with the rings like Saturn, but it is well distinguished from all the other planets... [Read More]
Cara Lucy O'Connor has a concern.Pluto used to be one of the nine planets in the solar system, and it isn't anymore. That's not right,... [Read More]
Pluto used to be one of the nine planets in the solar system, and it isn't anymore. That's not right, said the little girl from... [Read More]
Last week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched his now-famous red Tesla Roadster into space, aboard the first Falcon Heavy rocket. If you want to know... [Read More]
Editor's note: Astronomy Update is published on the third Saturday of the month, is provided by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society, and is compiled by... [Read More]
A $1 million seed grant from the University is kick-starting a program to seek signs of life in the universe beyond our solar system. [Read More]
For well over 1,500 years, humanity accepted that Earth was the center of the solar system. After all, the Bible—which was the scientific authority at... [Read More]
Scientists have discovered nearly 100 new "exoplanets" in the search for Earth-like planets that could support life. It's a major breakthrough that reveals new planets... [Read More]
The next stop on our virtual tour is Venus, the closest planet to Earth and the hottest planet in our solar system, with surface temperatures... [Read More]
There's a chance the Tesla Roadster's peaceful orbit could be interrupted by colliding with a planet in our solar system, possibly Earth... [Read More]
Scientists have found almost 100 new planets outside our solar system. The worlds – which vary from being the same size as our own Earth... [Read More]
NASA While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists... [Read More]
The Cat in the Hat takes an adventure through the solar system to help with Operation Rover Repair! [Read More]