# solar-system - Today’s News
The comet, known as Siding Spring, whizzed past Mars yesterday. Three NASA spacecraft had to take shelter behind the Red Planet as the close encounter took place.
# solar-system - Monday 22 September, 2014
Maven is joining a growing number of probes observing Mars from above.
# solar-system - Thursday 27 February, 2014
About four in fact.
# solar-system - Saturday 15 February, 2014
# solar-system - Saturday 25 January, 2014
The rover was only supposed to run for 90 days, but 10 years a 40 Martian kilometers later, it shows no signs of stopping.
# solar-system - Friday 17 January, 2014
Most of us grew up learning that there were nine planets in the Solar System. But why did Pluto get demoted? Conor Farrell explains how our understanding of the icy body changed.
# solar-system - Thursday 12 September, 2013
The Voyager 1 probe was launched in 1977 on a mission to explore the outer planets. It will continue to drift across the galaxy, carrying discs of greetings from planet Earth…
# solar-system - Tuesday 23 July, 2013
See the tiny blue dot there that’s the earth (not to be confused with dust on your screen).
# solar-system - Wednesday 20 March, 2013
The US space agency described a report published today as “premature”.
# solar-system - Tuesday 25 December, 2012
Landing on Mars, meteor showers and fixing the space station with a toothbrush – it’s been quite a year.
# solar-system - Wednesday 21 November, 2012
‘Makemake’ is one of five dwarf planets known to exist on the edge of our Solar System – but very little has been known about it until this point.
# solar-system - Wednesday 17 October, 2012
Astronomers have found the closest planet in location and size to the Earth circling a star in the system Alpha Centauri.
# solar-system - Saturday 28 July, 2012
Mankind’s fascination with space has long sparked fantasies of living away from Earth, but is this any closer to becoming a reality?
# solar-system - Tuesday 26 June, 2012
The spacecraft, which was launched in 1977, appears to be on the verge of becoming the first spaceship to leave the solar system. Bon voyage…
# solar-system - Tuesday 12 June, 2012
‘Curiosity’ is set to land on the red plant in early August.
# solar-system - Wednesday 6 June, 2012
The ‘Transit of Venus’ occurs in pairs, and won’t be seen again this century – but NASA, thankfully, took this video.
# solar-system - Tuesday 5 June, 2012
Next time Venus can be seen travelling across the face of the Sun will be in 2117.
# solar-system - Thursday 3 May, 2012
New mission will focus on the gas giant’s three large icy moons.
# solar-system - Sunday 12 February, 2012
NASA has compiled an exhibition of the colourful and intriguing images captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.
# solar-system - Wednesday 21 December, 2011
The planets offer hope that extraterrestrial life could be discovered, scientists say.
# solar-system - Thursday 8 December, 2011
In pictures: Check out the amazing space images captured by the Voyager craft since they launched in the late 1970s.
# solar-system - Tuesday 6 December, 2011
Nasa has called the discovery of Kepler 22-b a “major milestone on the road to finding Earth’s twin”.
# solar-system - Tuesday 12 July, 2011
Neptune was first observed from Earth on 24 September 1846. So how does that make today a birthday?