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  • Five new planets orbit a nearby star

    The system of planets around Tau Ceti imagined by a space artist. Credit: J. Pinfield/University of Hertfordshire

    If it is clear tonight when it gets dark, and you’re in northern latitudes, then go outside and...

     
  • Sharpest ever pictures of windy Uranus

    A pair of images of Uranus from the Keck II telescope, with the north pole to their right, reveal new details about the planet's enigmatic atmosphere. Credit: Lawrence Sromovsky, Pat Fry, Heidi Hammel, Imke de Pater

    Uranus is a relatively little explored planet of the Solar System. But incredibly detailed images from...

     
  • Moons of Uranus perform dance of death

    Uranus and its main moons imaged by the Hubble space telescope. Credit: Credit: Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona) and NASA

    An intricate dynamical dance performed by the inner moons of Uranus could end in disaster as it appears...

     
  • Five top targets in the Solar System

    The Moon may have been more active than thought. Photo: Paul Sutherland

    If you are the proud owner of a new telescope, you may be wondering what you can see through it. There...

     
  • Did fifth giant planet get the boot?

    Impression of a hot Jupiter closer to the Sun. Credit: NASA

    A violent tug of war between the outer planets may have resulted in the ejection of a fifth giant planet...

     
  • Storm on Saturn visible to amateurs

    Storm on Saturn visible to amateurs

    One of the biggest planetary storms seen in the solar system has dramatically blown up on Saturn. It...

     
  • Chance to spot Uranus and Neptune

    Chance to spot Uranus and Neptune

    Some planets are so bright as to be obvious in the night sky. But others are so dim that even many amateur...

     
  • Lake levels are falling fast on Titan

    Lake levels are falling fast on Titan

    Liquid levels in the lakes on Saturn’s biggest moon Titan are falling fast, space scientists have...

     
  • Venus and Saturn in close encounter

    Venus and Saturn in close encounter

    Two bright planets are closing in for a spectacular rendezvous in the evening sky this weekend. Ringed...