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exoplanets in space artistic rendition
Embark on a cosmic journey! Discover the top 10 contenders in the search for Earth-like exoplanets, unlocking secrets of potential habitability. Fascinating worlds await!
digital art of a full moon
Explore the dramatic effects on Earth if the moon vanished. From tides to nights, life would change drastically in a moonless world. Dive in to learn more.
waxing gibbous moon

Looking for the real-time distance between Earth and the Moon? Find out the current distance of the Moon with our reliable and accurate tracker.

earthrise over pockmarked moon surface

What’s the reason for the abundance of craters on the Moon’s surface? Learn about the powerful impacts and the role they played in shaping the Moon’s appearance.

artistic rendition of our Sun

Discover the fascinating journey of our Sun, from its formation in a cloud of gas and dust, to its time as a main-sequence star, and ultimately, its death as a red giant.

Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE)

Discover the incredible power of gravity as we uncover the strongest gravitational force in our solar system.

How big is the Sun compared to the planets in our solar system?

The main actor in our solar system is the Sun since it contains 99% of all matter. Let’s talk about how big our sun is.

The planets in order from the Sun

Is the order of the planets important? In a way, yes, for the stability of our solar system is entirely based on where each planet is currently located.

Mars and its two moons

Find out how many moons all the planets have, from Mercury to Uranus! Although small, these moons are interesting yet mysterious worlds of their own.

waning gibbous moon

The gibbous moon is one of the various phases that the Moon goes through during its monthly lunar cycle.

Apollo 12 lunar module landing

How long does it take to travel this far, and what are the factors that can influence the duration of this journey?

a timelapse of a total lunar eclipse

The moon that we are most familiar with is white in color. However, it sometimes takes on a majestic red appearance… Here’s why.

Curiosity Rover

Let’s take a look at the past rovers and landers that have landed on the red planet, as well as the current missions exploring Mars inch by inch.

asteroids floating in space

Asteroids are classed into different groups depending on their composition and where they formed in the solar system.

The brightest stars in the night sky

When you look up into the night sky, you might have noticed that not all the stars shine equally.

multiple shooting stars in the night sky

One of the most beautiful aspects of stargazing is looking up to see shooting stars (also known as falling stars) streaking across the night skies.

Astronomy vs Astrology

Although astronomy and astrology both relate to the different objects that can be found in our universe, there are some fundamental differences between the two.

looking up to the stars

When light from a given star has taken as long as your lifetime to reach our planet, it is called a “birthday star”.

what are asteroids made of

As many space companies become more interested in mining asteroids, let’s take a look at the minerals contained in these space rocks.

stargazing with binoculars

Using binoculars for stargazing is a fairly inexpensive way to observe many celestial objects with your own eyes.

astronomers tools

There have been many notable astronomers throughout history, all of which have added to the field in one way or another.

perseverance selfie with ingenuity

The Perseverance rover is equipped with new technology in order to carry out experiments. Let’s have a look at some of these technological innovations.

hottest planet in the solar system

Here’s what you need to know about Venus and its scorching surface, and why it is the hottest planet in the solar system.

a planet and a star

How can we tell the difference between stars and planets, and how can this help us to identify them in the night sky?

the biggest asteroids

The largest asteroids are impressive pieces of space debris floating around in our solar system that have helped shape the space around them.

composite image of a star

While there are ~1024 stars in the universe, there are less than 20 types of stars. In this article, we’ll explore star types

true colors of the moon

Everyone knows that the Moon is mostly gray. However, if you look closer, there may be a few other different shades up there.

Venus is a very hot planet

It would make sense that the closer an object is to the Sun, the hotter it would be. So why is Venus hotter than Mercury?

zodiacal light from Chile

The zodiacal light, also known as “False Dawn” is a triangle-shaped faint glow that can sometimes be seen shortly after sunset or before dawn.

large star in space

Our Sun is not a particularly large star. In fact, the universe is home to many celestial behemoths. Let’s take a look at some of the largest known stars.

hot star in space

We all know of the Sun, that bulky mass of light and heat. But how exactly does the sun produce heat? And just how hot is it?

Planet Mercury in space

Let’s take a closer look at the closest planet to the Sun. And as you might expect, it is one of the hottest places in our solar system.

numerous stars inside a nebula

Stars are the fundamental building blocks of the universe and are responsible for creating most of the elements. What are they made of?

perseverance rover on mars

Humanity has launched 48 missions to Mars with variable success rates. The most recent of these was the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover.

inner planets and outer planets

The planets are divided into 2 groups: the inner planets and the outer planets. Today, we’ll take a closer look at what sets them apart.

Mercury and Venus artist rendition

Although there are more than 210 known moons in our solar system, there are a couple of planets that have no moons at all: Mercury and Venus.

artist rendition of white hole

In this article, we discuss the differences between white holes and black holes, two mind-boggling objects in space.

multiple galaxies
Over the centuries, we have been able to classify the different parts of our universe, including the massive islands of stars that we call galaxies.
artist rendition of a black hole
Black holes are some of the most fascinating objects in the universe. Their properties are both mind-blowing and terrifying. Here are 10 cool facts about black holes.
Neptune artist rendition

The dim, cold, windy world named after the Roman god of the sea takes the prize as the farthest planet from the Sun. What’s it like?

people observing a comet in the night sky

Comets are responsible for the most famous meteor showers on Earth. Here are seven of the most famous comets discovered by astronomers.

asteroid mining
We are much closer to asteroid mining than most people know, and yet, there are still many things that we have to overcome.

There’s a new comet in town, and it’s coming up fast. Comet C/2022 E3 is expected to reach naked-eye visibility by early February 2023.

finding meteorites with metal detectors
Meteorites have become particularly popular and sought after. But how do you know if that strange rock is in fact, a meteorite? How would you go about selling it?
Perseverance standing at full height

I have compiled 50 questions and answers about Perseverance, a remotely operated robotic vehicle designed to search for signs of ancient life on planet Mars.

door to the cosmos

Did you know that the Big Bang didn’t create just matter and energy? It also created time. Here are some of the weirdest space facts.

saturn artist rendition
For a long time, many people assumed that Jupiter had the most moons. However, recent discoveries have dethroned Jupiter as the moon king.
The Boomerang Nebula
For a long time, many people assumed that Jupiter had the most moons. However, recent discoveries have dethroned Jupiter as the moon king.
collection of various type of meteorites

Explore the different types of meteorites, including stony, iron, and stony iron. Learn about their characteristics and origins in this comprehensive article.

proto star
Discover the incredible process of star formation and the mysteries of a star’s life cycle. From birth to death and possibly beyond, we explore the science behind it all.
artist rendition of a star exploding

In about five billion years, our beloved Sun will transform into a red giant and engulf the Earth. But what if something happens earlier and the Sun suddenly explodes?

Countries that have been to the moon

Moon exploration has come a long way since Russia’s first lunar probe reached the Moon… 

List of Messier Objects

The French astronomer Charles Messier created this catalogue which is now widely used in the astronomical community…

where is the international space station

Learn a few ways to predict the next time the International Space Station will be flying over your area.

artist rendition of supernovae

Discover the hottest things in the universe: From supernovae to the sun, learn about the significance of heat and its role in shaping our universe.

asteroid cluster in space artist rendition
Discover the secret hotspots in the solar system where the majority of asteroids are found.
the Moon terrain

In this article, we will explore the scientific findings and theories surrounding the Moon, with a focus on its surface features and composition.


Discover the massive size of Jupiter and find out how many Earths can fit inside the solar system’s biggest gas planet.

astrophotographer taking pictures of the nightsky
Discover how amateur astronomer Bray Falls found a stunning new nebula, which he named the Kyber Crystal Nebula, after stumbling upon it by chance.
light travelling through space

Let’s explore the speed of light and how we use it to study the universe, including how we look into the past in the night sky.

golden moon surface

Discover the intriguing possibility of gold on the Moon and learn about the challenges of lunar mining and the implications for future space exploration.

space junk in space artist rendition

Since the beginning of the Space Race, we’ve been adding debris to the area of space around Earth, and it’s a growing problem that we need to address before it’s too late.

mars in the vastness of space

Looking for the real-time distance between Earth and Mars? Find out the current distance of Mars with our reliable and accurate tracker.

exo planets floating in space artist rendition
Explore the fascinating world of exoplanets and learn how scientists discover them. Learn the methods used to detect them, and the latest discoveries in the field.
the planets with a clock artist rendition
What is a day? While this may seem like an obvious question with an obvious answer, it gets a little complicated when we begin to consider anywhere other than Earth.
Cassini space probe reaching Saturn
From Earth to Saturn: An intriguing journey exploring the distance, time and logistics of interplanetary travel.
asteroids and comets in space
We tend to prioritize the bigger parts of the solar system like the Sun, planets, and moons, but the solar system contains many smaller bodies that orbit the sun.
a blue exoplanet artist rendition

Let’s check out 10 of the coolest exoplanets that have been discovered including lava worlds, ice worlds, and other weird phenomena.

Venus is a very hot planet

Looking for the real-time distance between Earth and Venus? Find out the current distance of Venus with our reliable and accurate tracker.

Planet Mercury in space

Looking for the real-time distance between Earth and Mercury? Find out the current distance of Mercury with our reliable and accurate tracker.

space probe reaching jupiter
From Earth to Jupiter: An intriguing journey exploring the distance, time and logistics of interplanetary travel between Earth and the famous gas giant.
asteroid near earth artist rendition
Discover the world of Near Earth Asteroids: Learn about their classifications, numbers, and potential risks. Get informed and stay aware of our cosmic visitors.
the full moon shines light onto the ocean
Unlock the secrets of the full moon with our guide to its various names, dates, and meanings. Discover the magic of lunar lore and enhance your stargazing experience.
planetary orbits

This glossary will help you understand the intricacies of celestial motion and uncover the key terms and concepts related to planetary orbits.


Looking for the real-time distance between Earth and Jupiter? Find out the current distance of Jupiter with our reliable and accurate tracker.

saturn artist rendition

Looking for the real-time distance between Earth and Saturn? Find out Saturn’s current distance with our reliable and accurate tracker.

astronaut in the cosmos digital art
Uncover human advancements in space exploration. Delve into past journeys, technological progress, and future prospects. Your cosmic adventure starts here.
a picture of planet Uranus

Looking for the real-time distance between Earth and Uranus? Find out the gas giant’s current distance with our reliable and accurate tracker.

what time is it in space
In the vast cosmos, where celestial bodies glide across the fabric of spacetime, and galaxies spin in the infinite dance of the universe, one question often puzzles the curious mind: What time is it in space?
earth and mars at opposition
Explore the phenomenon of planetary opposition in astronomy, where planets align with Earth in a straight line, offering unique observing opportunities.
urn in space
Learn about space burials, their history, the people who’ve chosen them, and how they’re changing the way we perceive funerary rites.
space probe orbiting Uranus
From Earth to Uranus: An intriguing journey exploring the distance, time and logistics of interplanetary travel between Earth and the famous ice giant.
colony inside Mars cave
Explore 10 compelling reasons why humans should colonize Mars. Uncover potential benefits, from scientific advancements to ensuring species survival.
Saturn-Jupiter planetary great conjunction

Explore the phenomenon of planetary conjunction in astronomy, where planets look to be close to each other in the night sky, offering unique observing opportunities.

planet mercury
Step into Mercury’s world, our solar system’s smallest planet. Learn its unique characteristics, its orbital path, its interesting features, and more.
a picture of planet Neptune
Looking for the real-time distance between Earth and Neptune? Find out the Ice giant’s current distance with our reliable and accurate tracker.
meteorite hunters
Meet the meteorite hunters who have turned their passion for space into a lucrative business. Discover how they travel the world, hunting for valuable space rocks.
Mercury in front of the Sun

Looking for the real-time distance between Earth and the Sun? Find out our local star’s current distance with our reliable and accurate tracker.

largest objects in the universe
Uncover the vastness of the cosmos: from gargantuan galaxies to superclusters. Embark on a journey through the universe’s largest structures.
Venus is a very hot planet
Step into Venus’s world, our solar system’s second planet. Learn its unique characteristics, its orbital path, its interesting features, and more.
earth in space
The Earth isn’t just rotating; it’s racing! Dive into the intricacies of how fast we’re really moving in the grand expanse of space.
ROXs 42 Bb
Jupiter may be the King of the Planets, but that’s just in our solar system. What’s the biggest planet in the solar system? What do we know about it?
the sun in space
Explore the intricacies of space travel as we delve into the question: How long does it take to reach the Sun?
gravity field
Is there gravity in space? A factual examination of this universal force beyond our atmosphere.
picture of planet mars
Learn about Mars, our solar system’s fourth planet. Learn its unique characteristics, its orbital path, its interesting features, and more.
meteorite next to smartphone
Navigate the world of meteorite selling with ease. Our guide on how to contact a meteorite buyer will help you through every step, from discovery to sale.
meteorite held in hand
From understanding the initial indicators that differentiate a meteorite from a mere Earth rock to the nitty-gritty of working with specialized labs, my article will walk you through every step.
iron meteorite held in hand
You pick up a strange-looking rock, its surface unlike anything you’ve seen before, and for a moment, you wonder: Could this be a fragment from space?
probe orbiting mars
Unsurprisingly, the answer is not set in stone. Variables like the planet’s position, spacecraft speed, trajectory, payload weight, and fuel efficiency come into play.
illustration of a vast cosmic landscape where multiple universes appear as floating
Let’s explore the various theories and current science relating to what is “beyond” or “bigger” than the universe.
photo of a mission control room with screens displaying Mars and flags of countries
From first attempts to recent landings: a comprehensive timeline of countries making their mark on Mars.
Scientists and technicians are working on a satellite in a modern laboratory.
You might be surprised to learn that there are over 70 space agencies on Earth, 16 of which have launch capabilities or are currently developing launch capabilities.
photo of a hand holding a crystal ball within which the largest moons are floating each with a halo of light around them

From Ganymede to Titan: Join us on a celestial journey as we detail the grandeur of the solar system’s ten most massive moons.

Photo of a luxurious star ownership certificate

From Ganymede to Titan: Join us on a celestial journey as we detail the grandeur of the solar system’s ten most massive moons.

astronaut on alien world
Take a look at the diverse imagery and unique characteristics of the eight extraterrestrial terrains where humanity has successfully deployed robotic explorers.
the moon in the night sky
The Moon has fascinated us since ancient times and still holds the record as the only other world humans have stepped on and visited.
america history and pluto
From the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the present day, the American saga of liberty, innovation, and cultural evolution has unfolded within just one Plutonian year.
water color art of a comet
Comets, time capsules of primordial materials from 4.6 billion years ago, are explained here in detail, covering every type.