Scientists say now is the time to unlock the secrets of Uranus and suggest a low-cost, low-risk way to do so.
Ocean moons of the outer solar system hint at ice volcanoes, hydrothermal vents, and the tantalizing chance of habitability.
Our solar system’s ocean worlds offer scientists intriguing instances of exotic phenomena and fresh prospects in the elusive search for planetary habitability.
A novel method uses gravity data to determine where density anomalies lie inside planetary bodies.
Scientists are coming up with ingenious ways to compare terrestrial sand dunes, dust storms, and rain with their counterparts on Mars and Titan.
The rings are fairly shiny despite being bombarded by dust, indicating that they haven’t been around for very long.
A close approach to Deimos reveals that its surface does not look like that of an asteroid, hinting at a Martian origin.
In solar systems beyond our own, some moons might eventually collide with their host planets, new simulations suggest.
The dwarf planet’s ring makes astronomers question whether a long-held theory about ring and moon formation needs tweaking.
With efforts ramping up to send a spacecraft back to the Uranian system, anticipation is increasing as to what geological surprises are hiding inside and on the surfaces of the icy Uranian moons.