These findings could have positive consequences for any future human explorers
We take a look at why the members of the Solar System vary in colour
Out of the eight planets, from Mercury to Neptune, on which of these would you weigh the least?
The space probe that will investigate the Solar System’s innermost planet has finally departed the orbit of Earth
What is it about this terrestrial world’s atmosphere that gives it its unusual colour?
Could these worlds be the extreme cousins of gas giant Jupiter?
Find out why only two of the inner planets have a shield from harmful space radiation
How hospitable is Mercury to life?
Models and simulations have provided strong evidence that Mercury’s plasmoids could be accelerating electrons from the Sun
Research over the past three decades has suggested that water is frozen on the first rock from the Sun
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A newly-discovered gorge on the Sun-skimming world makes the Grand Canyon look tiny by comparison
New imagery shows geologic features that indicate the tiny planet is still contracting today, joining Earth as a tectonically active planet in our Solar System
The findings add insight into the geological evolution of the small planet
There’s strong evidence for the existence of two distinct types of exoplanet
Many areas have been cold enough to trap water ice for a billion years, suggesting that ice deposits could exist there now
Witness May’s spectacular astronomical event from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory
A high-resolution video of the transit of Mercury captured by the Big Bear Solar Observatory in California
Courtesy of Slooh, you can see the innermost planet make its way across the Sun
The exoplanets are nestled close to their star, orbiting in a unique resonance that has been locked in for billions of years