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Exoplanet exploration

... Jackson through how and why she studies planets beyond our own solar system... Carole - My name is Carole Haswell. I'm ... being able to actually measure what planets outside our own solar system are made of or at least what their ... The Open University How we study planets beyond our own solar system... Exoplanet exploration ...

Artist’s impression of super-Earth 55 Cancri e, showing a hot partially-molten surface of the planet before and after possible volcanic activity on the day side.

Volcanic Super-Earth

... are intensively studied to help give us clues about our own origins and early formation. The planet in question, 55 ...

Natural color view of Saturn, composed from a series of pictures taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

Exploring Our Solar System

... in the solar system and each environment brings its own challenges.  In 2004, the Huygens probe landed on ...

The asteroid Gaspara

Fact Impact - Asteroids

... into a spherical shape Some asteroids even have their own satellite moons, such as little (1.5 km-across) Dactyl ...

The Future of Travel

The space race of today?

... countries probably can't do all they want to do on their own and this provides a stage, if you will, for nations to ...

Figure 3: Mars. This image illustrates the amount of detail that can be generated from the Hubble telescope. It captures details only 16 km across, even though it is operating at 68 million km from the planet.

Fact Impact - Mars

... Greek mythology. But they're much smaller moons than our own, measuring less than 25 km across. They orbit so close to ...

Full colour image of Mercury from the first MESSENGER flyby

MESSENGER Orbits Mercury

... years, and that will help us to understand not only our own Solar System, but also what we might expect to find ...