Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

September 16, 2016

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? The Insight Mission

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? Hello again. Last time out, we looked at 10 factors that showed how diverse our own Solar System is. This […]
February 1, 2016

Nasa releases incredible video of flight over dwarf planet Ceres

The space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a detailed animation of what it would look like to fly over the dwarf planet of Ceres. Nasa’s […]
January 23, 2016

Can there really be a planet in our solar system that we don't know about?

How skeptical should we be, and how will we find out if this mystery planet is really out there? Scientists have long suspected that our solar […]
January 2, 2016

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? The Asteroid Belt

Hello again. Last time we looked at the amazing dwarf planets in our Solar System, along with their moons. Today, we’ll take a quick skim through […]
December 29, 2015

NASA Needs Lander To Find Life On Ceres

Ceres — the dwarf planet that has kept the world on tenterhooks with each new image from NASA ’s Dawn spacecraft — is still an odds-on […]
February 26, 2015

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are. As bizarre as […]
August 8, 2014

What’s Ahead for Rosetta – ‘Finding a Landing Strip’ on Bizarre Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Following the flawless and history making arrival of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft at its long sought destination of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday, Aug. […]