Planets Articles

Find out more about the so-called discovery of Planet Nine and win brand-new binoculars in our Name... read more
Should Pluto be a planet? Having now seen some of our first-ever close-up pictures of Pluto, let’s... read more
The action remains glued to the morning sky.  We’re talking 6:00 AM.  Normally, planet conjunctions... read more
The wild morning display continues! See four planets performing the year’s best conjunctions. It’s... read more
The Blue Moon meets the Red Planet—just as it comes closest to Earth—on May 21, 2016. Get ready for... read more
Astronomers have been ranting and raving about the upcoming Transit of Mercury, on Monday, May 9. ... read more
The Old Farmer’s Almanac sponsored a fun contest to name that elusive Planet Nine. For your... read more
April 2016 is the year’s best time to see planet Mercury as an evening star. It’s strangely... read more
Let me prove how easy and fun astronomy can be.  And how dramatic.  All you need is a mostly clear... read more
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, is named for the Roman god of agriculture. In Greek... read more
Named after the Roman god of war, the planet Mars was probably associated with the deity Mars... read more
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for NOVEMBER 2015 as well as a... read more
Can I convince you to wake up just before dawn?  What if I tell you it’s the greatest planetary... read more
This week, planet Neptune hovers at its nearest to Earth for the whole year. This giant blue gas... read more
We are going to jump ship here and head back toward Earth for a close-up on Jupiter. Exploring... read more
Even as Arctic air is freezing us this December, the North Pole is moving farther away! If you... read more
When most people think of the North Pole, they think of Santa Claus and his workshop of jolly elves... read more
Sister planet. Nearest neighbor. Goddess of love. How appealing the planet Venus sounds!  But the... read more
You may have heard that Pluto is no longer a planet. Here's the skinny on what was once known as... read more
In the latter half of 2010 Jupiter will be making it’s brightest, closest appearance in over 45... read more