What if one mission could study the gravitational ripples triggered by some of the most violent events in the universe — on the way to observing the least-known planets of our solar system?
Neptune, the other blue planet, is the eighth planet in our solar system. Neptune is an ice giant.
A dark storm on Neptune abruptly switched directions and started moving away from almost certain death, puzzling astronomers.
If you had a few billion dollars and some of the most talented space scientists and engineers in the world, where would you go?
Just how many planets are visible without a telescope? Most people will answer "five," but there is a sixth planet that can be glimpsed without visual aid: the planet Uranus.
The Corn Moon will be full on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 1:22 p.m. EDT (1722 GMT), four days before the moon occults Mars.
Researchers are investigating an alien version of water inside the strange, icy interiors of Uranus and Neptune.
The list of Pluto's neighbors just got considerably longer, potentially boosting scientists' odds of finding the putative Planet Nine.
Neptune's two innermost moons are locked in an unusual "dance of avoidance," according to researchers.
This week is a great time to see the solar system's outermost gas giant planet, if you have a telescope and a little patience.
Neptune's largest moon Triton boasts a unique icy mixture of carbon monoxide and nitrogen, which could help astronomers better understand the conditions of other distant, alien worlds.
It's been decades since a spacecraft visited either Uranus or Neptune — which means scientists are busy dreaming up instruments that could be flown out on the next probe to these ice giants.
Neptune's moon Triton is one of the strangest worlds in the solar system — and that's why scientists are exploring mission concepts that could give them a detailed look at it.
For the first time ever, astronomers have witnessed the birth of one of Neptune's enormous 'Great Dark Spot' storms.
Planet Nine will probably be detected within a decade or so, if the putative world does indeed exist, a new study suggests.
If you don't like your local weather, perhaps you would prefer the atmosphere on Uranus or Neptune — and the Hubble Space Telescope has an update on each planet's current conditions.
The weirdly clustered orbits of some far-flung bodies in our solar system can be explained without invoking a big, undiscovered "Planet Nine," a new study suggests.