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Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Image caption Roll over Jupiter, Saturn is the new moon king Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the planet with the most moons, according to US researchers. A team discovered a haul of 20 new moons orbiting the ringed planet, bringing its total to 82; Jupiter, by contrast, has 79 natural …

Image copyright Isro Image caption The mission’s lift-off was broadcast live to an audience of hundreds of millions India is preparing to become the first country to land a mission on the south pole of the Moon. Chandrayaan-2 entered the Moon’s orbit on 20 August, a month after take-off. The lander it’s carrying is due …

The search for a habitable exoplanet has been a frustrating one. Although we’ve found a bunch of rocky planets orbiting at the right distance from their star, further investigation has so far mostly yielded nothing but barren poisonous rocks lashed with deadly stellar flares.   But according to new research using computer modelling to explore …

Jupiter will be at its biggest and brightest in our sky this week, giving those on Earth our best chance of the year to see the gas giant and four of its moons. Jupiter — our solar system’s largest planet — will be at its closest point to Earth on Monday, June 10, according to …