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
Meet the future technology that could harness power and energy from a star in the most unusual way
We find out the type of route a comet takes through the solar neighbourhood
We know it was a competition during the 20th Century, but what was the end result?
What is it about Pluto that made astronomers – such as the likes of Dr Mike Brown, Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) – insist on its declassification?
NASA’s iconic infrared telescope has reached a tremendous milestone, revealing many unknown details about our solar system and beyond in the process
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.
Microscopic ice-blue crystals called hibonite showed that the early Sun was extremely active, peppering the Solar System with energetic particles
Is there such a thing as a ‘galactic habitable zone’?
Hubble has taken advantage of the recent oppositions of Mars and Saturn to picture them in extraordinary detail
How one of the world’s greatest astronomers shaped our understanding of the universe
Do all moons have to be solid? Let’s find out.
Gemma Lavender spirals her way into this question for us.
The last installment includes the iconic images of finding lander Philae and the orbiter’s final descent to Comet 67P’s surface
The haul includes a particular standout: a likely planet that orbits the star HD 73344, which would be the brightest planet host ever discovered by the mission
The new finding could add to scientists’ understanding of Mars’ interior and its past potential for habitability
Why is the furthest planet from the Sun, Neptune, warmer than Uranus?
Astronomers confirm the existence of the first carbon-rich lump of space rock in the outer reaches of the Solar System
A head-on collision, a near miss or not even possible? We find out if these two planets can actually collide