Immense northern storms on Saturn can disturb atmospheric patterns at the planet's equator, finds the international Cassini mission.
Forty years ago, the twin Voyagers spacecraft were launched to explore the frontiers of our solar system, and have since made countless discoveries, including finding magnetic bubbles around two of the outer planets.
A giant planet, which should not exist according to planet formation theory, has been discovered around a distant star.
Jupiter's intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to new research.
Astronomers have discovered that the well-studied exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light, making it appear essentially pitch black. This discovery sheds new light on the atmospheric composition of the planet and also refutes previous hypotheses about WASP-12b's atmosphere. The results are also in stark contrast to observations of another similarly sized exoplanet.