Cryovolcanism has erupted throughout the history of Ceres, but such continuous activity has not had the same extensive impact on the dwarf planet’s surface as standard volcanism on Earth
It’s all hands on deck to Alpha Centauri aboard the interstellar Ghost Ship
Find out why only two of the inner planets have a shield from harmful space radiation
How do space rocks make such large dents in celestial bodies?
The Polish astronomer who revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Solar System.
The event of 11 August 2018, was viewed by dedicated eclipse observers and others from the northern part of the Earth
Would any of the proposed plans to capture asteroids affect the Earth’s orbit?
Gemma Lavender gets to the bottom of this question for us.
The science of re-entry explained
We find out the answer to this intriguing question
The Moon’s relatively static surface is the ideal calibration candidate for Earth-observing instruments
We take a look at how big these cooler regions of our star can get
We find out if we can make the gas giant and its moons destinations for future manned missions
Radio images made with a combination of telescopes in space and on the ground resolve the outburst merely a couple of 12 light-days from its launching site
We take a look at why the members of the Solar System vary in colour
Hint: it doesn’t end well for our planet
We zoom in on the famous nebula to find out
New models show that the Moon was once hot and rotating fast, which caused its equatorial bulge whilst retreating from Earth
In just a few years, one of the space agency’s next big missions will be flying to the Red Planet
“This thing is an oddball,” says Karen Meech of the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy who leads an international team studying this interstellar interloper