In this recent image from space-based telescope Hubble, we see something extraordinary. The moons Europa, Callisto, and Io transit the planet Jupiter, casting shadows on its roiling clouds. Read More >>
Learn the basics of the solar system while you hack your vegetables into oblivion with Elysium Woodworks' custom bamboo cutting board. The planets, their distances from the sun and all their many moons are engraved and sealed under food-grade mineral oil and beeswax. Read More >
Last month, the ESA landed on a comet 300 million miles away to take samples that could help unravel our solar system's origins. It turns out there are pieces of comets closer to home, too – with fragments found in Antarctica.
Another year, and another set of winners of the Royal Observatory's Best Astronomy Photographer. This year's overall winner is this insane shot of an aurora captured over a glacier, which is so otherworldly it looks like it was made with special effects.