If you're reading DVICE, chances are you're into space-related news. If you get sweaty over detailed solar system simulator apps, then Christopher Albeluhn's "The Solar System: Explore Your Backyard" is going to make your bladder explode.
Here's one to wrap your head around. This image from the Hubble telescope shows lights from a globular cluster of celestial bodies 10 billion years old. That means those lights were shining five billion years before our solar system was born, and one of the most ancient in the night sky.
Our solar system was a tempestuous place in its early days, with asteroids smashing into planets left and right and aliens stopping by to seed life on Earth. But before all that, simulations have shown that there may have been an extra ice giant in the mix, until Jupiter stepped in and flung it off into interstellar space.
For the first time, a team of spacecraft are in position to see two completely different hemispheres of the sun at the same time, together creating an image of the entire surface of our star.
In about five years, the 33-year-old Voyager 1 spacecraft will be the first man-made object to leave the Solar System. Five years might seem long on Earth, but when you're an object drifting through space for decades, it's relatively quick.
Well, here's another one for the "Hard To Read Watches I Still Oddly Want" file. Designer Geoffrey Cooper must be a fan of Tokyoflash, because his concept watch is both mesmerizing and confounding. It features two circles that are always...
Encircled in the picture above is the first planet from an alien solar system ever seen by humans. Located 500 light years from Earth, it's a planet eight times bigger than Jupiter. While it looks close to this sun-sized...