Megaconstellations of satellites will visually clutter the night sky, disrupting astronomical research. And the environmental damage caused by these satellites is still unknown.
In the search for the hypothetical Planet Nine, scientists may have uncovered another explanation for the patterns in the orbits of Kuiper Belt objects.
A young reader asks: Is Pluto a planet?
Meet Arrokoth – one of the first generation of solar system objects.
There’s a mysterious lack of small bodies beyond Neptune, but a ‘snowman-shaped’ object may help explain why.
It turns out that a common physical process called diffusion can explain the orbits of faraway minor planets – no need for a Planet Nine.
The search for new objects, including new planets, in our solar system has turned up some interesting finds. There have been a few failures over the years too.
A new planet in our solar system? Let’s get direct proof before we start naming it.
Is it a dwarf planet, an asteroid or a comet? All of the above? Well, with the latest results about Ceres, researchers aren’t entirely sure anymore.
Space scientists have a busy decade ahead with plans to visit Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and other interplanetary bodies all on the cards.