Watch the Perseids Meteor Shower Peak on Aug. 11-12

Each August, the Swift-Tuttle comet lights up the nighttime sky, displaying a beautiful light show for all us Earthlings. How? When pieces of the comet hurl into our atmosphere at 132,000 MPH, they create streaks


NASA’s Juno Space Probe Arrives at Jupiter

While most people were celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks and hot dogs, NASA was celebrating one of its most impressive missions ever: the arrival of the Juno space probe in Jupiter’s orbit. Juno


Take an Epic 360-Degree Tour of Mars

Want to visit Mars? Unless your an astronaut — or a robot — this incredible 360-degree tour of the Red Planet is just about the closest you get.


Is This the Coolest Space Video Ever Made?

Between 1969 and 1972 the human race accomplished arguably the single greatest technological achievement in history, setting foot on another celestial body. What better way to honor the NASA Apollo Program than with a gorgeous

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Check Out This Massive Solar System Model

It’s easy to forget just how impossible massive our solar system is. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to accurately portray the solar system to scale. For example, the illustration below is wildly inaccurate. Sure, it’s