solar system

Image of the Day: See the enormity of the Solar System in this amazing rendering made to scale
Nov 6, 2014

Planet Earth obviously seems like a pretty big place to us, but how does it shape up when placed side by side with the rest of our Solar System, size-wise?

Scientists say our solar system once had another huge planet in it
Dec 15, 2012

We've heard of getting kicked out of a bar or a wedding, but kicked out of the solar system? Now that's just harsh, man. A recent report theorizes that a giant planet was ejected from our corner of the galaxy eons ago and may be out there ... somewhere.

Scientists find confused planets that orbit backwards
Dec 14, 2012

Scientists are reporting that some planets orbit the wrong way around their suns.