Planets

14 September 2017

After 13 years in orbit about Saturn, and making some of the most important discoveries in our Solar System, the...

08 September 2017

Scientists rewrite the rules of Jupiter’s auroras to explain the latest data from NASA's Juno Mission.

06 April 2017

An atmosphere around an Earth-sized planet has been detected for the first time by UK scientists.

03 February 2017

A Martian meteorite picked up in Africa came from one of the longest-lived volcanic centres in the solar system,...

02 September 2016

The dwarf planet Ceres spills its secrets with a series of six studies published today in the journal Science.

20 May 2016

Mars was once home to enormous tidal waves, new evidence suggests.

13 November 2015

The early Earth was awash with water, new research has shown.

03 July 2015

Pits dotted across the surface of comet 67P-Churyumov-Gerasimenko point to a hollow interior, according to new data...

19 June 2015

As big as a golf ball seen from 10 million km away, scientists have weighed the smallest planet yet discovered orbiting...

16 June 2015

The Philae lander, deployed onto the surface of comet 67-P-Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014, has begun to to send back...

07 May 2015

A 'super-Earth' water planet could actually be volcanic, changing our understanding of volcanism and plate...

11 April 2015

That the Earth's Moon owes its origins to a cosmic collision four-and-a-half billion years ago seems increasingly...

23 March 2015

Kites flown over Hawaii are teaching scientists about the history of Mars.

30 January 2015

A system of 11-billion-year-old Earth-sized planets has been discovered, increasing the likelihood of finding...

28 November 2014

DNA smeared on the outside of a rocket launched into space survived the flight and re-entry, and may contaminate...

17 July 2014

Many people will have noticed the moon looking especially big and bright recently. This is because of a phenomenon...

05 June 2014

A massive planet twice the size and 17 times the mass of Earth has been announced by scientists at NASA.

03 April 2014

Gravity measurements suggest the Saturnian moon Enceladus has a subsurface ocean lurking 30 kilometres below the icy...

31 March 2014

Planetary scientists are getting very excited this week as it's announced the discovery of a dwarf planet...

11 December 2013

NASA’s Curiosity rover has spent that past 15 months exploring a region of the planet called Gale Crater.

10 November 2013

Using videos posted on the Internet, a Czech team have reconstructed the path, and traced the origins of, the 2013...

31 October 2013

A planet roughly the same size and with the same composition as the Earth has been discovered orbiting a distant start.

10 October 2013

A free-floating planet without a star to orbit has been found about 80 light years away...

22 September 2013

The Curiosity rover has found no evidence of methane in Mars's atmosphere, making it less likely to life lurks...