Four of Uranus's Moons Might Contain Briny Oceans
Four of Uranus's five icy moons likely contain a thin layer of briny (or otherwise enriched) water, astronomers have concluded from Voyager 2 data.
Was Interstellar Object `Oumuamua a Chunk of Exo-Pluto?
The interstellar pancake named 'Oumuamua might have been a chip off a Pluto-like object in another star system.
Amateur Finds New Images of Uranus’ Rings in 35-Year-Old Data
What else is hidden in archival data?
DART Asteroid Redirect Test Wildly Successful
They needed to shorten the moon’s orbit by 73 seconds. They shortened it by more than half an hour.
Photos Show Drama of DART Asteroid Impact (Updated)
The DART impact into asteroid moon Dimorphos wowed astronomers with an unexpectedly dramatic plume.
NASA's DART Mission Successfully Impacts Asteroid
NASA's DART mission will impact the asteroidal moon Didymos on Monday. Here's how to watch and what we'll learn.
NASA’s DART Mission Launches for Head-on Collision with an Asteroid
The first-ever planetary defense mission is now on its way to the asteroid Didymos and its moon, Dimorphos.
BepiColombo First Picture of Mercury (Updated)
BepiColombo is set to make the first of several flybys past Mercury on Friday, October 1st.
Two Space Probes to Pass by Venus (Update)
Two spacecraft are heading for a close Venus encounter: Solar Orbiter passes by on August 9th and BepiColombo on August 10th.
Mars Sample Return Program Forges Ahead
It's full steam ahead for the joint NASA-ESA Mars Sample Return, a complex plan to collect bits of Mars and — for the first time — send them to Earth.
Evidence Grows for Super-Salty Underground Lakes on Mars
New analysis of data from the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter strengthens the case for salty lakes underneath Mars's south polar cap.
Three Missions Head for Mars
The summer of 2020 will see three spacecraft launch toward the Red Planet, each one with distinct objectives.
Hayabusa 2 Touches Down, Collects Asteroid Sample
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 has touched down on Ryugu, the asteroid it's been orbiting since last summer, and collected a sample from its surface.
Mission to Mercury Launches
The BepiColombo spacecraft, Europe's first mission to Mercury, rocketed away from Earth to begin its seven-year trek to the innermost planet.
Liquid Water on Mars! Really for Real This Time (Probably)
A radar instrument on one of the oldest operational Mars orbiters has discovered possible evidence of liquid water on Mars.
Akatsuki's Amazing Views of Venus
Almost everyone considered Japan's Venus-bound orbiter a lost cause, but the spacecraft survived, reached its objective, and is wowing scientists with results.
Curiosity's Discoveries on Mars
After four Earth years on the Red Planet, the intrepid rover has found evidence of long-gone water and habitable environments.
What Are Curiosity and Opportunity Up To?
As Schiaparelli prepares to land on Mars, how are the other robotic denizens of the Red Planet doing?
Spacecraft Imaging for Amateurs
An international community of space enthusiasts has become adept at reinterpreting images from planetary spacecraft.