A new model exploring the dwarf planet Ceres suggests radioactivity deep in the small world may have created criss-crossed geology at its surface.
Our solar system is filled with planets, asteroids, comets, the sun and more, making it a wealth of discoveries waiting to be found. See the latest discoveries from across our solar system here.
The inner solar system spins much more slowly than modern physics would expect, and a new study may help to explain why.
NASA's Psyche asteroid mission is moving into a review after software testing issues forced an extended launch delay to at least July 2023. Its future remains uncertain.
In the next year, the James Webb Space Telescope will spend roughly 7% of its time focused not on distant galaxies, but on our own solar system. Here's a look at what it might see.
As a huge comet makes its closest approach to Earth on July 13, you might be curious why it's so hard to spot.
Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS), called K2 for short, is one of the farthest active comets ever spotted and will whizz by our planet on July 13.
A megacomet glows in the dark in this long-exposure image captured by an astrophotographer on June 18, before its closest approach to Earth.
Reference Explore the eight (or nine) planets of the solar system in order from nearest to the sun and discover the many wonders of our solar system along the way.
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Asteroid research and planetary defense is of great interest to scientists around the world, which is why June 30 marks international Asteroid Day.
NASA's Psyche asteroid mission is facing an uncertain future after software testing issues forced an extended launch delay expected to last at least until July 2023.
A comet first spotted in the distance in 2017 might finally be within view soon of amateur astronomers.
Telescopes watch as a comet disintegrates near the sun, gathering data that might help explain why some comets seem to disappear.
A rare parade of planets is coming into better view in the second half of June, and even the moon will join the show.
NASA's Voyager 1 team is trying to work out why the spacecraft appears to be confused about its location in space, but the mission's distance from Earth makes solving the issue challenging.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory spotted enormous shock waves racing away from a collision of two galaxy clusters.
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