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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.
This image of Mercury uses enhanced colors to emphasize chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences on the planet's surface.

Mercury is traveling across the sun for the last time until 2032. Here’s how to watch the rare transit.

The Mercury transit won't appear in space again until 2032. But if you want to watch the event, don't look at the sun without protection.
This striking view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet on February 12, 2019.

The coolest photos of the solar system taken in the decade you were born

The '60s were all about the moon, while '80s babies saw the first detailed photos of Saturn and Jupiter.
This striking view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet on February 12, 2019.

The coolest photos of the solar system taken in the decade you were born

The '60s were all about the moon, while '80s babies saw the first detailed photos of Saturn and Jupiter.
This artist's concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars.

NASA’s future missions will explore an icy moon of Jupiter, collect samples on Mars, and more. Here’s what’s coming in the next 10 y...

NASA intends to return to the moon, continue on to Mars, and look for life near Saturn and Jupiter within 10 years. Its other plans go even further.

17 science ‘facts’ you might’ve learned in school that aren’t true

Neanderthals were more advanced than you think, and the speed of light isn't absolute. Some science may have changed since you were in school.

An amateur astronomer accidentally recorded a rare flash on Jupiter. The culprit turned out to be a 450-ton meteor.

The asteroid's impact released as much energy as the explosion of 240,000 tons of TNT, according to new analysis of the video.
An infrared view of Uranus over two days in July 2004.

Uranus is hiding 13 invisible rings. These images captured their warm glow for the first time.

Astronomers measuring heat in Uranus' atmosphere stumbled upon its rings and measured their temperature for the first time: -320 degrees Fahrenheit.
An artist’s impression of a collision between a young Jupiter and a massive still-forming protoplanet in the early solar system.

Jupiter got hit by a planet with 10 times the mass of Earth billions of years ago, and its core is still reeling, a new study suggests

A head-on collision explains why Jupiter's core is so much more diffuse than scientists expected. Jupiter likely absorbed the smaller planet.

Jupiter, Saturn and the moon will align in a rare phenomenon from June 14 to 19 – here’s when you can see it in Singapore

The phenomenon will take place while the moon is in its "waxing gibbous" phase and can be best viewed after 11pm, said Science Centre Singapore.