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  • Our Solar System

    A Revolution in Astronomy

    Science has progressed from wild ­speculation about Earth's planetary neighbors—including how they formed and whether they are inhabited—to a better ­understanding of our celestial neighborhood

    January 31, 2013 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    Our Solar System

    April 13, 1895 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    Companions of the Sun—I

    Some of the More Intimate Features of the Solar System

    December 8, 1917 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    Companions of the Sun—II

    Some of the More Intimate Features of The Solar System

    December 15, 1917 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    The Evolution of a Star

    November 4, 1905 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    The Origin of Worlds

    Recent Theories of Stellar Evolution

    October 9, 1909 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    Cosmical Evolution

    A New Theory

    October 29, 1910 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    New Theories of the Evolution of Stellar Systems

    Successors of Kant and Laplace

    April 1, 1911 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    The Origin of the Solar System

    An Outline of the Three Principal Hypotheses

    September 29, 1917 | 0

  • May 2008

    The Genesis of Planets

    Long viewed as a stately procession to a foregone conclusion, planetary formation turns out to be startlingly chaotic

    May 1, 2008 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 11, Issue 41

    The Sun --No.1

    June 21, 1856 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 28, Issue 9

    Our Present Knowledge of the Sun

    March 1, 1873 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 90, Issue 12

    Our Knowledge of the Moon

    March 19, 1904 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 35, Issue 17

    The Inter-Mercurial Planet

    October 21, 1876 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 89, Issue 19

    Recent Observations of the Planet Mercury

    November 7, 1903 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    The Red God of the Sky

    Mars and his Problems Now Speeding Fast Away

    October 23, 1909 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    The Asteroids

    June 23, 1877 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    How we Discovered Eros

    November 14, 1908 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 139, Issue 5

    Asteroid Hunting

    Astronomers Now Conduct the Search for Asteroids or "Pocket Planets" by Modern Mass-Production Methods. Is There an Undiscovered Planet Beyond Neptune?

    November 1, 1928 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 27, Issue 26

    The Planet Jupiter as Revealed by the Modern Spectroscope, Photometer, and Telescope

    December 28, 1872 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    The Giant of the Worlds

    October 4, 1879 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    The Wonder of the Worlds

    September 6, 1879 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    The Mysterious Planet Saturn

    September 1, 1906 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 3, Issue 7

    The Discovery of the Planet Neptune

    November 6, 1847 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    Is There a Trans-Neptunian Planet?

    May 8, 1909 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 143, Issue 1

    Planet X

    July 1, 1930 | 0

  • January 2007 What Is a Planet?

    What Is a Planet?

    The controversial new official definition of "planet," which banished Pluto, has its flaws but by and large captures essential scientific principles

    January 1, 2007 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    Another World Inhabited like our Own

    Description of the Planet Mars.—DISCOVERY of its Satellites

    May 10, 1879 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 93, Issue 18

    Life on Other Worlds

    October 28, 1905 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    Life in other Worlds

    The Interpretation of Planetary Markings

    May 15, 1909 | 0

  • New Light on the Solar System

    The Origins of Water on Earth

    Evidence is mounting that other planets hosted oceans at one time, but ONLY EARTH has maintained its watery endowment

    September 1, 2003 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 37, Issue 18

    How Our World Looks from Other Worlds

    November 3, 1877 | 0

  • Our Solar System

    The Earth as seen from other Stars

    October 30, 1880 | 0

  • April 2010 8 Wonders of the Solar System

    8 Wonders of the Solar System

    Artist Ron Miller takes us on a journey to eight of the most breathtaking views that await intrepid explorers of our solar system. The scale of these natural wonders dwarfs anything Earth has to offer. What might we see and feel if we could travel to these distant domains? The artist's eye—interpreting data from probes such as NASA's Cassini, which is now exploring the Saturnian system, and MESSENGER, which has flown by Mercury three times and goes into permanent orbit next March—allows us an early visit to these unforgettable locales.

    April 1, 2010 | 0

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