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Solar System

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# solar-system - Thursday 27 February, 2014

# solar-system - Saturday 15 February, 2014

# solar-system - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Final Frontier: NASA’s Voyager departs the solar system for deep space

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

This is what earth looks like from Saturn, 1.44 billion km away

See the tiny blue dot there that’s the earth (not to be confused with dust on your screen).

# solar-system - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

2012: The year in space exploration 2012 Review This post contains images

2012: The year in space exploration

Landing on Mars, meteor showers and fixing the space station with a toothbrush – it’s been quite a year.

# solar-system - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

VIDEO: Venus passes in front of the sun for the last time before 2117 Transit Of Venus This post contains videos

VIDEO: Venus passes in front of the sun for the last time before 2117

The ‘Transit of Venus’ occurs in pairs, and won’t be seen again this century – but NASA, thankfully, took this video.

# solar-system - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

‘New Earth’ found in distant solar system

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

From The Daily Edge How today is the planet Neptune’s first birthday (kind of) Birthday Boy

How today is the planet Neptune’s first birthday (kind of)

Neptune was first observed from Earth on 24 September 1846. So how does that make today a birthday?