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Mars Photo Sets Record on Neatorama Facebook

This morning we set a new record over on our Facebook page: 51 people liked, 12 people shared and 4 people commented on a photo of Earth, Jupiter and Venus, as seen from Mars. This, in and of itself, is no big deal. We’ve had status updates receive more than 10,000 likes on our Facebook [...]

Icy lakes found on Europa

Scientists have discovered large frozen lakes near the surface of Jupiter’s frozen moon Europa. It has long been thought that a liquid ocean exists be…

Massive hurricanes plague other worlds

Earth is not the only planet to experience hurricanes – storms on Jupiter and Saturn put Irene to shame. For years astronomers have observed gigantic …

LEGO Minifigs In Space

A collaboration between NASA and LEGO means that when the Juno probe took off Friday on its journey to Jupiter, there were three special LEGO minfigs aboard. The figures, milled from aluminum, will accompany Juno on its five-year trip to Jupiter. When Juno arrives in 2016, the Lego likeness of the Roman god, Jupiter, his sister, [...]

NASA probe to peer through Jupiter’s clouds

NASA’s new Juno spacecraft is set to begin a five year voyage to Jupiter later this week. Juno will study the gas giant in detail and will peer throug…

Juno solar panels complete testing

The solar panels that will power the Juno spacecraft on its trip to Jupiter have completed their testing. The solar panels which are each the size of …

Rare planetary alignment on Friday 13th

In a spectacular event Venus, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter will all line up in the sky this Friday. “Every couple of years you get two or three planets t…

Crashing comets make rings ripple

Wobbles in the rings of Saturn and Jupiter preserve a record of past impacts. Imagine walking along a well-trod path past a lake and seeing ripples in…

Clock Built to Tell Time on Other Planets

Alexander Avtanski designed a clock that can be adjusted to keep time on many different planets based upon each one’s rotation period — at the same time. Here’s what sets this clock apart from other extraterrestrial clocks, according to its builder: It has 16 timers that can be independently paused and restarted, and can run [...]

Dark object hurling comets at Earth

A massive object four times the size of Jupiter could be lurking in the outer solar system. The mystery object is thought to be responsible for sendin…