The amateur astronomer who discovered Pluto and visited the dwarf planet after his death
We have the answer to this intriguing question
NASA’s Lucy mission will visit a collection of asteroids and is due to launch in 2021
Could these worlds be the extreme cousins of gas giant Jupiter?
NASA’s Juno spacecraft spotted massive waves of air shifting through the upper atmosphere of Jupiter
What’s inside these massive planets?
Planets can have moons but can large asteroids have them too?
New comprehensive mapping of the radiation pummelling icy Europa reveals where scientists should look
When dealing with large planets and small stars it can sometimes be hard to differentiate the two. Thankfully, brown dwarf stars might just be the divider we need.
We find out why one of these exotic planets can’t be found in our Solar System
We take a look at how big these cooler regions of our star can get
It will assist in the understanding of the forces at work powering the storm systems that range between 4,000 to 4,600 kilometres (2,500 to 2,900 miles) in diameter
We find out if we can make the gas giant and its moons destinations for future manned missions
The results of a collaboration between French astronomers and applied combustion experts have been presented at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS)
We find out what the biggest impact is on this Galilean moon
We take a look at why the members of the Solar System vary in colour
The latest scientific results from NASA’s Juno spacecraft unveil new information about the planets cloud tops, along with some amazing new images
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has peered through the clouds of the gas giant to reveal more detail about the planet’s famous storm
Computer modelling has shown a scenario that accounts for the surface subduction in the Jovian moon’s plate tectonics
Since astronomers first measured the size of an extrasolar planet 17 years ago, they have struggled to answer the question: how did the largest planets get to be so large?