Ever seen the northern lights? You have a magnetic layer in Earth’s atmosphere to thank for those beautiful displays. But the magnetosphere does a lot more than create auroras.
Some dark craters on the Moon are never exposed to light − ice could be hiding in these permanently shadowed regions, and India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission marked a big step toward finding it.
Despite the distances involved, people as far apart as the UK and Australia can see the Moon at the same time.
A distant lump of space rock may have a surprising amount in common with the core of our own planet.
Studying the sample could help answer how water arrived on Earth and how life started.
Mercury has shrunk by7 km. Most of this happened long ago, but now we have evidence that it continues.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has delivered pieces of asteroid Bennu, which scientists hope will offer a window into the early era of the Solar System billions of years ago.
India’s Chandrayaan-3 rover has found sulfur on the Moon’s surface at higher concentrations than previously seen. Sulfur, a useful resource, could pave the way for future Moon bases.
New research suggests Saturn’s rings may be surprisingly young.
Astronomers are hot on the search for new exoplanets – planets that lie beyond our Solar System – which might show potential for sustaining life.
Zircons formed in the hellish Chernobyl meltdown are changing how geologists understand their favourite crystals.
In 2021, searchers recovered a meteorite that fell over the UK just hours earlier. Scientists have now reconstructed its story.
Five new studies show smashing spacecraft into asteroids could be a viable way to defend Earth from threatening space rocks.
It’s time to get more Ghanaians interested in this fascinating, important aspect of science.
Within hours of its landing, samples of the Winchcombe meteorite had been recovered and its origins tracked back beyond Mars to the asteroid belt.
Believe it or not, this sort-of happened before in Earth’s history – and now we have the Moon.
In an extraterrestrial first, scientists have linked seismic waves on Mars to meteorite impact craters spotted via satellite.
The James Webb Space Telescope just released its first-ever exoplanet image. Here’s what’s so exciting about it, and what we can stand to learn.
By tracking a meteorite found in Morocco back to its origin in an asteroid crater on Mars millions of years ago, scientists can learn more about how the planets formed.
There are many bodies in the solar system we can’t easily access. But observations of their winds and sediments reveal a surprising amount.