Topic: Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
The recent solar flares provide a dramatic backdrop for a study that shows Mars gets far more of its atmosphere stripped away by solar storms than does Earth. Thank you, magnetosphere.
The composition of comet Hartley 2 suggests that comets might have been a bigger source of Earth's water than previously thought. It's also challenging models of solar system formation.
10/06/2011 05:51 pm
Asteroid Vesta has been coming into focus as NASA's Dawn probe comes in for close-up photos, but a mysterious dark spot has scientists scratching their heads.
06/15/2011 01:58 am
Asteroid collision: The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted an odd X shape in our solar system's asteroid belt, in what could be the first image of an asteroid collision in space.
10/14/2010 03:53 pm