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The sun absolutely dwarfs every planet.

A stunning animation by a planetary scientist shows how huge our solar system is — and why that makes it so hard to depict

The planets are so far apart, and the sun is so big, that you wouldn't be able to see anything in an accurate model of the solar system.
Just like the near side of the moon, the far side cycles through day and night phases.

There is no permanent dark side of the moon, and this simple animation by a former NASA scientist explains why

The far side of the moon and the dark side are not the same thing. This animation shows how one is constantly moving, while the other never changes.
Patrick Stewart plays Jean-Luc Picard in the sci-fi space series "Star Trek."

Warp speeds in ‘Star Trek’ are achingly slow, and a simple animation by a former NASA scientist proves it

The animation shows how long it takes the starship Enterprise in "Star Trek" to reach Pluto at warp factors that break the known laws of physics.
Saturn's rings would make it seem huge in the sky.

An incredible video shows what we would see if the planets replaced the moon. But that would turn Earth into a volcanic hellscape.

The pretty sky wouldn't last long. If Jupiter loomed above, Earth would be a volcanic hellscape. If Saturn took its place, a moon would crash into us.
An artist's conception of the dust and gas surrounding a newly formed planetary system.

Earth is screaming through space at 1.3 million mph. A simple animation by a former NASA scientist shows what that looks like.

Earth orbits the sun, which orbits the center of the Milky Way galaxy, which is itself barreling through space.
SpaceX's 164-foot-tall Starship Mark 1 rocket prototype stands in Boca Chica, Texas, amid a background of stars in the night sky in September 2019.

A stirring new SpaceX animation of Starship launching shows how the rocket company plans to turn Texas into Earth’s interplanetary transport hub...

Following Elon Musk's presentation about SpaceX's Starship rocket, the company posted a two-minute video showing how it'd refill the system in orbit.
"Plan A" is an audio-visual simulation that shows how so-called "tactical" nuclear weapons could lead to a highly fatal global conflict between the Russia, the US, and allies.

A terrifying new animation shows how 1 ‘tactical’ nuclear weapon could trigger a US-Russia war that kills 34 million people in 5 hours

"Plan A" is a hypothetical yet eerily plausible scenario imagined by nuclear weapons experts. It shows 91 million deaths and injuries in hours.

Here’s what Disney Plus, the company’s $7-a-month answer to Netflix, looks like when you open it for the first time

Disney Plus launches on November 12, for just $7 a month. If you're familiar with Netflix, you should have no issues navigating this new service.
Apple CEO Time Cook expressed his condolences to the victims of the Kyoto Animation fire.

Tim Cook says the suspected arson attack on a Japanese animation studio that left 33 people dead is ‘a tragedy felt far beyond Japan’

A fire broke out at Kyoto Animation's studio on Thursday morning, killing 33 people and leaving 36 people injured.
An animated map that shows where in the night sky more than 4,000 extrasolar planets are located.

An incredible new animation shows where, when, and how astronomers found 4,000 planets beyond our solar system

Since 1992, astronomers have discovered thousands of new worlds in deep space, and some may be habitable. A new YouTube video celebrates that feat.