Stardust that formed up to seven billion years ago, and fell to Earth in a meteorite half a century ago, is believed to the oldest solid material ever found.
Nasa’s Voyager 2 has reported back with its initial cosmic findings – a year after becoming the second man-made object to “leave” the Solar System.
Can you think of a better name for a new planet than WASP-13b?
Experiments on a microscopic scale have helped scientists shed new light on the chemical make-up of the solar system’s largest planets.
Ever since Pluto was downgraded and given the “dwarf planet” status in 2006, debates have been raging among the scientific community about whether the decision was justified.
Jupiter and Venus have been pushing Earth’s orbit off-track for at least 215 million years, according to a new study.
They may come in peace, or on a mission to invade Earth…
The sun is losing mass and weakening its grip on the solar system, scientists have found, after analysing Mercury’s orbit.
Space dust may have transported alien bugs to Earth – or terrestrial microbes to other planets, research suggests.
Early risers were treated to a cosmic event on Monday morning as Venus and Jupiter appeared side by side in the skies.
We may still be decades, if not centuries, away from our dreams of becoming space tourists but thanks to Google Maps, we can now explore parts of the solar system without having to leave our sofas.