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JWST captures more astonishing images and insights, and DART gets ready for impact.
Here are the distinct ways in which the moons of our Solar System formed.
The mission proposal calls for nuclear fission power. Breakthroughs would boost China’s overall exploration capabilities.
A Martian explorer hunkers down for winter and a planet’s haze is explained.
Distant robots run into problems, and distant worlds hold onto secrets — for now.
A flagship mission to the ice giants — Uranus and Neptune — will forever change our understanding of the origin and evolution of our solar system.
Celebrate 61 years of humans in space, and take a look at the latest news from our exploration of the cosmos.
Space exploration comes at a cost, but the investment is always worthwhile.
NASA’s Voyager missions provided an unprecedented glimpse into the outer solar system.
Neptune and Triton come into focus as destinations worth exploring.
Is it time NASA sent an orbiter to study the other blue planet in our solar system? Proposals for missions to study the ice giant planet Neptune and its mysterious moon Triton have been on NASA’s to-do list for over a decade, but until now nothing has happened.
How did our solar system come to be? Why are the planets, asteroids, comets, and other small worlds where they are now?
Look back on the year’s accomplishments and enjoy the beauty of the cosmos.
Feast your eyes on these images from space, catch up on the latest in exploration news, and get the lowdown on what’s up in the night sky.
Six scientists share the major planetary science discoveries of the past decade, and the questions that will drive the next 10 years of solar system exploration.
The mission includes a flyby of Neptune and measurements of the heliosphere, the electrically charged gas bubble surrounding our solar system
Mark Marley explains what planetary scientists mean when they say the word
Imagine 2 icy worlds far from the Sun. Their serene, blue atmospheres. Huge, ominous-looking storms. Tantalizing glimpses of moons with exotic, icy terrains. Delicate sets of encircling rings.
The color of Uranus and Neptune is similar, but not identical. Uranus appears greener and Neptune bluer.
Björn Jónsson argues that even now, 40 years after Voyager 1 and 2 were launched, a lot of the data they returned is still of high interest.