When two missions to Venus were announced, two others missed out.
From the birth of Jesus Christ to Newton’s discovery of gravity, great conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn have many notable connections in human history.
The 2020 winter solstice is also when Saturn and Jupiter appear closest to each other for 60 years, Here’s what you need to know about both the events.
The clouds of Venus may harbour alien life. But where else?
We’re not sure how the rings work or how they formed, but there are a few theories.
Many people are still upset that Pluto was demoted from being a planet. But definitions of various celestial objects are fairly fluid. So whether it is an asteroid or moon or planet is up for debate.
Little bits of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot seem to be flaking off. Is it a sign of the demise of this enigmatic red cloud, or just a consequence of atmospheric chaos we can’t see from above?
A giant exomoon hundreds of times the size of Earth is revealing secrets about how giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn formed. They might also help astronomers find planets where life may thrive.
NASA’s Europa Clipper mission just got the green light - here’s what it could achieve.
Although the rings of Saturn may look like a permanent fixture of the planet, they are ever-changing. New analyses of the rings reveal how and when they were made, from what and whether they’ll last.
Whether anything could live in Europa’s subsurface ocean depends on what kind of salt it contains. Now scientists have found out.
The Great Red Spot has remained an essentially constant feature of Jupiter’s turbulent atmosphere for at least the past several hundred years. How can a storm persist for so long?
The five planets visible to the naked eye since ancient times are putting on a dazzling display this month, in a night-sky dance along with the Moon.
Jupiter’s bands are one of its most striking features – and can be seen from Earth – but they only go so deep within the giant planet. Now scientists think they know why.
Jupiter now has at least 79 moons, the most for any known planet. But where did these newly discovered moons come from?
All five five planets visible to the naked-eye are on show in the night skies over Australia, and a Blood Moon on the way too.
We could find evidence of life on Europa within a couple of decades.
Now’s a great time to see Jupiter as it’s about to be the closest to Earth for some time. Time too to catch up with the latest on the Juno mission, exploring the largest planet in our Solar System.
Surprising new results from the Juno mission may us help work out what’s going on at Saturn and other gas giants, too.
New experimental results on methane may help us to uncover whether Uranus really is the coldest planet.