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Pluto is over 4.6 billion miles away, but you can explore it from the comfort of your own computer, right now, thanks to Google Maps.

A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore our local solar system — here’s how to visit Mercury, Venus, and other planets and ...

Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but many people might not know that Google Maps can also be used to explore other planets besides Earth.
A picture of Neptune taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, showing a since-vanished dark storm.

Astronomers found new evidence that a giant ghost planet may lurk in our solar system

Researchers identified a small object well past Neptune that seems to rotate as if it's caught in a larger planet's orbit. It's the best evidence yet that there could be a hidden ninth planet.

An asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty is set to narrowly miss Earth tonight

An asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty is set to narrowly miss Earth on Tuesday evening. Luckily, it won't actually smack into our planet or cause any damage. The asteroid, dubbed 2010 WC9, will come closer to our planet than any asteroid of its size has in hundreds of years.
SpaceX's first-ever Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket thunders toward space carrying the Bangabandhu-1 satellite on May 11, 2018.

SpaceX successfully launched the final version of its Falcon 9 rocket — and Elon Musk says it’s ‘the most reliable ever built’...

SpaceX launched its "final version" of the Falcon 9 rocket, called Block 5, for the first time on Friday afternoon. It's designed to be the most powerful, reusable, and reliable version of the rocket ever built. The rocket's upper stage also deployed the Bangabandhu Satellite-1.

SpaceX tried to launch the ‘final version’ of its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time — but flight computers aborted the mission

SpaceX planned to launch Bangabandhu Satellite-1, Bangladesh's first geostationary communications satellite, on Thursday evening. But a last-minute issue stopped the launch. The satellite will be the first to fly on a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket, SpaceX's most powerful and reusable design yet.
Jupiter will be closer to Earth than it has been in a decade on May 8.

Jupiter will be closer to Earth tonight than it has been in years — and you can see it with bare eyes

Space-watchers, get excited: On May 8, Jupiter will be closer to Earth than it has been for years, and it'll make for some prime viewing. The planet will be in opposition to the sun, which means it'll be on the exact opposite side of Earth to the sun.
Astronaut Scott Kelly (right) and former astronaut Mark Kelly (left) are identical twin brothers who have helped NASA explore what life in space does to the human body.

Living in outer space can cause these 9 weird changes to your body

NASA and companies like SpaceX and Boeing are looking to the moon and Mars as exciting targets for astronaut exploration or even colonization. However, we're only just beginning to understand what long-term life in space can do to human bodies, thanks to twin astronauts.
The Death Star II explodes into smithereens.

Scientists say the Ewoks in ‘Star Wars’ should have suffered a gruesome fate when the Death Star exploded

The Death Star meets its final doom in "Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi," the epic conclusion to the original trilogy. But what happens to the Ewoks?

Stephen Hawking’s final research was just published, and it could help us find evidence for parallel universes

Our universe is likely not the only one in the multiverse, according to Stephen Hawking's final paper. But the others that exist would follow the same laws of physics that exist in our universe, it says. This makes the number of possible universes more manageable and testable.