Will Mars soon be hidden under a veil of dust? Let's hope not. We explore the current storm and the planet's upcoming close opposition.
Scientists have discovered that a supervolcano likely created a mysterious rock formation on Mars some 3 billion years ago.
The dust storm on Mars that broke out at the end of May is now affecting the skies across the entire planet.
A new study sheds light on an old mystery surrounding anomalous readings from the Apollo landing sites.
New research shows that interactions between small objects beyond Neptune’s orbit —and not a hypothetical Planet Nine — could be the reason some far-flung solar system objects “detach” from their original orbits.
The Curiosity rover has detected organic molecules in ancient rocks on Mars.
An innovative technique has allowed NASA's Curiosity Rover to resume drilling Martian rocks. But the partially successful test shows that more work remains to be done.
Scientists propose that Saturn’s meddling helped create the four giant Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter.
Planetary scientists think they’ve found wind-built ripples of methane ice on the king of the Kuiper Belt.
A new analysis of our stellar neighborhood reveals 7 times as much nearby stellar traffic as previously known.
An intriguing asteroid was spotted traveling backwards around Jupiter back in 2015. Now a team of researchers think it could have formed around another star.
A small helicopter will be the first mission to fly through the skies of Mars.
A new analysis of decades-old data from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, which reached the Jupiter system in 1995, shows the best evidence yet for plumes from the icy moon Europa.
The Mars Cube One mission — the first to send CubeSats into interplanetary space — will test revolutionary relay technologies as it accompanies Mars Insight to the Red Planet.
Rising through thick fog from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA's latest mission intends to probe deeply into Mars and decipher how it formed.
Curiosity spotted polygonal shapes on the surface of rocks on Mars — now, analysis of these mud cracks is revealing the history of the long-ago lake that once filled Gale Crater.
The International Astronomical Union has approved names for features on Pluto's largest moon, Charon.
A new analysis of more than 800 telescopic observations suggests that our first known interstellar visitor could have the shape of a cigar or a fat disk.
Hubble's powerful eye scouts the outer planets once an Earth year, shedding light on planetary weather, like Jupiter's Great Red Spot and Neptune's Great Dark Spot.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has found breathtaking cyclones at Jupiter’s poles and probed how deep the planet’s jet streams go.
A series of 11 sounding rocket flights from two remote locations in the Arctic circle will help unlock the secrets of the processes behind the Northern Lights.
In a new twist on the giant impact theory, a new idea posits that the Moon might have formed from the vaporized remains of Earth after an epic collision with another planet-sized body.
Scientists have finally confirmed a decades-old theory on what causes the faint flickering seen in the Northern Lights toward dawn.
Newly-discovered asteroid 2018 CB will be passing only about 44,000 miles away Friday and visible in modest telescopes.
New research shows that the supersonic motion of the Moon's shadow across the continental U.S. in August 2017 created bow waves in Earth's atmosphere.