Is there life floating in the clouds of Venus?

Telescope observations spy a gas high in the atmosphere of Venus that on Earth is made by microbes.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: astronomy planets space-exploration extraterrestrial-life

Mars: Green glow detected on the Red Planet

A joint European-Russian satellite observes a light in Mars’ atmosphere that's generated by oxygen.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: planets mars space-exploration european-space-agency

Europe's Cheops telescope begins study of far-off worlds

Europe's newest space telescope starts its study and characterisation of distant planets.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: astronomy planets space-exploration european-space-agency

Wasp-76b: The exotic inferno planet where it 'rains iron'

Astronomers study an exotic planet where they suspect iron droplets fall through the atmosphere.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: astronomy planets space-exploration

New Horizons spacecraft 'alters theory of planet formation'

Scientists say they have overturned the prevailing theory of how the planets in our Solar System formed.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
Feb. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: planets

Oldest material on Earth discovered

Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Jan. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space planets meteorites stars

Nasa probing oxygen mystery on Mars

The oxygen in Martian air is changing in a way that can't currently be explained by known chemical processes.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Nov. 14, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: planets nasa mars space-exploration curiosity-rover

Water found for first time on potentially habitable planet

Astronomers discover water in the atmosphere of a "habitable" planet orbiting a distant star.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
Sept. 11, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: astronomy exoplanets planets

What is that bright object next to the moon?

A spectacular sight lights up the sky as Venus and the moon rise together

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 4, 2018 ~1 min

Tags: planets photography

Exoplanet discovered around neighbouring star

Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Nov. 14, 2018 ~7 min

Tags: astronomy planets

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