Tag: space

Tale of the Shepherd Planets

Until recently, the search for planets beyond our solar system was a matter of calculating the odds and laying out theories of solar system formation....

Oxford Sparks: Rogue Planet

[Doorbell rings] Welcome to your interactive guide to the planets. [Fanfare] Please select your planet guide. So, you picked me! Everybody always wants the giant...

NASA Finds Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Researchers have discovered the most similar planet yet to Earth, 1,400 light-years away. Kepler 452b orbits its star in 385 days, just 20 days longer...

Planetary Assaults & Invasions

Science fiction tends to portray planetary invasions as just a couple battalions of troops attacking one outpost somewhere, as we’ll see today, it’s a much...

Seeing the Formation of Planets

Planets begin as dense knots in clouds of dust swirling around a young star. But how do they go from something like this, to something...

If Earth had Rings

Good morning, Interweb…let’s worldbuild! Here’s a fun idea: let’s re-imagine the history of Earth except…with rings! Hold on, Earth? Rings? Is that even possible. Well,...