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Expect NASA to probe Uranus within the next 10 years
Experts are optimistic about a mission to the ice giant, based on the conclusions of an influential report.
The biggest comet ever found is cruising through our solar system’s far reaches
Though it's headed in our direction, the Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet will completely miss Earth.
A rare gas is leaking from Earth’s core. Could it be a clue to the planet’s creation?
Escaping helium suggests our world may have formed quickly in a young solar system.
Scientists finally solve the mystery of why comets glow green
Chemists put a 90-year-old explanation of comet glow to the test—and confirmed it was mostly correct.
Space probably has way more ‘rogue planets’ than we thought
Astronomers have just doubled the catalogue of potential rogue exoplanets.
Here’s how to see Leonard’s Comet, the brightest comet all year
Don’t miss this rock before it gets tossed out of the solar system.
NASA hasn’t been to Venus since the ’90s. Now it’s planning two trips to our smoking hot neighbor.
Earth’s long-neglected twin is finally going to get the attention astronomers say it deserves.
How the most distant object ever made by humans is spending its dying days
Voyager 1 continues to observe the farthest corners of the solar system—but it may not for long.
A guide to the solar system’s biggest secrets
Jupiter, the planet killer, and three other untold stories from space.
The most life-friendly places on ancient Mars were deep below its surface
Subglacial lakes may have been the most hospitable place for life.