Studies on the composition, evolution, and structure of comets provide very useful insights about those areas of our solar system that are hard to visit. Thus, there have been many missions from various space agencies to learn more about the comets. […]
Comets are combinations of ice and dust that come from the outer solar system. They are particularly important to planetary scientists as they provide information about places that are hard to visit. […]
Triton is the largest moon of Neptune. It was captured rather than formed from an accretion disk of the planet. How did the capturing of Triton impact the Neptunian system, its other moons, and the Triton itself?
The Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune discovered that even similar planets can have drastically different phenomena. For instance, in comparison to the relatively calm atmosphere of Uranus, Neptune has some of the fastest winds in our solar system. […]
The Voyager 2 flyby was the only mission ever sent to Uranus. And it only spent minutes close to the planet, collecting data to reveal much of what we know about the workings of this sideways planet and its equally tilted system of moons and rings. […]
Saturn has at least 62 moons, and even though the second-largest moon in the solar system belongs to Saturn, the rest of them are quite small. These small Saturnian moons each have a unique world, ranging from the “Death Star” to a potential place to host life. […]