These findings could have positive consequences for any future human explorers
Why are all the planets different colours if they formed at the same time?
We take a look at why the members of the Solar System vary in colour
Which comet takes the longest to orbit the Sun?
What is the longest-period comet we know about?
How big is the largest crater on Callisto?
We find out what the biggest impact is on this Galilean moon
How are comets made?
We take a look at how these ‘dirty snowballs’ are made
How did Mars get its polar ice caps?
It’s a fairly dry and dusty world, so how did Mars get its frosty poles?
What would happen if Saturn moved past Earth?
Hint: it doesn’t end well for our planet
Giant Jupiter-like world reveals clues on how planets evolve
Astrophysicists have got a rare peek at a baby planetary system 300 light years away
Evidence for rocky planet formation found in ‘Star Wars’ star system
Evidence of planetary debris surrounding a double sun, ‘Tatooine-like’ system has been found for the first time
Martian trenches likely to become channels on Mars
Erosion-carved troughs may be infant versions of larger features known as Martian “spiders”
Astronomers find ‘impossible’ frozen cloud on Titan
The puzzling appearance of an ice cloud on Saturn’s largest moon could possibly be similar to one seen over Earth’s poles
Astronomers shed more light on Pluto’s heart-shaped ‘iceberg’
What is the origin of the large nitrogen glacier on Pluto revealed by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in 2015?
Water likely to have existed under Ceres’ surface
Astronomers are discovering more intriguing information about the dwarf planet
New Horizons Update: Spacecraft finds more water ice on Pluto
New data points to more prevalent water ice on the dwarf planet’s surface
Mystery behind Ceres’ spots could have finally been solved
Bright spots seen by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres are likely to be salt deposits
New Horizons Update: Spacecraft finds evidence for volcanoes that spew ice
Data from the mission has revealed two peaks that tower almost 6 kilometres (4 miles) above the dwarf planet’s surface, hinting at the existence of ice volcanoes
Cassini gets closest ever views of Saturn’s moon Enceladus
NASA’s spacecraft has begun returning its best-ever views of the northern extremes of Saturn’s icy, ocean-bearing moon
New Horizons Update: Water ice and blue skies found on Pluto
Recent colour images reveal more about the dwarf planet
Spacecraft finds Saturn ring to be unlike the others
NASA’s Cassini has found out something odd about the planet’s A ring
Spacecraft spies Ceres’ strange bright spots making a “mini-atmosphere”
The bright spots on the dwarf planet have become even more tantalising