The rocks explored by the Curiosity Rover in Gale Crater are sure signs of the past presence of water on the red planet, but how did they form? The prevailing view has been a long-lasting lake environment, potentially suitable for life, but today’s paper offers a much more dramatic explanation.
A new two-layer model of radar scattering seeks to explain the unique properties of various terrains on Saturn’s largest moon.
New simulations reveal the rapid formation of planets around low-mass, red dwarf stars.
Space probes to the outer solar system take more than a decade to get there. But that doesn’t mean we have to sit and wait – we can use them to try and detect gravitational waves!
Is it possible for moons to have moons? Today’s authors look at our own solar system for answers!
Could Venus ever have boasted an ocean? What can models of atmosphere and interior evolution tell us about the history of water on our sister planet?