Out of the eight planets, from Mercury to Neptune, on which of these would you weigh the least?
We take a look at how these ‘dirty snowballs’ are made
Of all the planets in the Solar System the ice giants remain relatively unexplored
It would take something special, but the consequences would change the Solar System as we know it
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has uncovered some interesting details about the asteroid’s eruptive particle plumes, jagged surface and more
A planet’s magnetic field can help shield it from cosmic rays, stellar winds and other harmful radiation
What can the farthest planets in the Solar System, Uranus and Neptune, tell astronomers?
This determined astronomer changed our understanding of the Solar System
This missing link was found in the form of a kilometre sized object beyond the orbit of Neptune
On 21 January skywatchers across many parts of the world will be able to see a total eclipse of the Moon
Could the planets in our Solar System be getting closer and closer to the Sun?
What is it about this terrestrial world’s atmosphere that gives it its unusual colour?
Do comets look as vibrant when they’re not getting a helping hand from the Sun?
The Kuiper Belt Object’s remarkable appearance illuminates the processes that built the planets four and a half billion years ago
Meet the future technology that could harness power and energy from a star in the most unusual way
Rosetta flew through the bow shock before it had fully formed, offering a unique perspective on comets in the Solar System
Asteroid Chariklo and dwarf planet Haumea have managed to form and maintain their own rings
Is there a reasoning behind it or is it still a mystery? We take a look…
Astronomer’s paradise or a light pollution hell? We reposition our Solar System to find out
How one of the world’s greatest astronomers shaped our understanding of the universe