Planet News

Ceres is a Strange Place, Including a Volcanic Peak 4,000 Meters High Made From Bubbling Salt Water, Mud and Rock

Ceres, at almost 1,000 km (620 miles) in diameter, is the largest body in the asteroid belt. Between 2015 and…

3 years ago

Different Conditions From Earth Drive the Movement of Sand Dunes on Mars

Mars is a sandy planet and the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has given us tons of…

4 years ago

There’s Evidence that Mars is Still Volcanically Active

A new study shows that Mars may very well be volcanically active. Nobody's seen direct evidence of volcanism; no eruptions…

4 years ago

There’s a Funny Cloud on Mars, Perched Right at the Arsia Mons Volcano. Don’t Get Too Excited, Though, it’s not an Eruption

This 1500km long cloud on Mars is formed by the size and shape of Arsia Mons, but it's not related…

4 years ago

A Tiny Motor on Curiosity was one of the First Instruments to Notice the Global Martian Dust Storm

A tiny actuator on a sample arm on the Curiosity rover gave the first indication that a storm on the…

4 years ago

Good News For The Search For Life, The Trappist System Might Be Rich In Water

Scientists have been hard at work trying to determine the densities of the TRAPPIST-1 planets, and it looks like water…

5 years ago

Mars Had Way More Water on its Surface Than We Thought

A new study suggests that Mars had a much larger ocean than previously thought. However, we can't understand how the…

6 years ago

Four Candidates For Planet 9 Located

A concentrated three-day search for a mysterious, unseen planet in the far reaches of our own solar system has yielded…

6 years ago

Get Ready For The >100 Planet Solar System

If a new definition of planet is adopted by the International Astronomical Union, our Solar System could be home to…

6 years ago

Planet 9 Can’t Run Forever. Two Asteroids Give Up Some Clues

Last year, Caltech astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin found indirect evidence for the existence of a large planet in…

6 years ago