Astronomers have announced the discovery of a truly monstrous structure consisting of a ring of galaxies around 5 billion light-years across -- and it defies cosmological theory.
In new observations beamed back from Cassini, Saturn's icy moon Tethys has decided to show off its mysterious stripes.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that the only dwarf planet news right now is on Pluto, but Pluto isn't the only small world with interesting stuff going on.
A space telescope designed to look into the furthest-most reaches of space at some of the most energetic phenomena in the known universe has, once again, been turned to face our nearest star.
From its orbital perch 2,700 miles above Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned new images of the dwarf planet showing more even more small bright spots inside a 55-mile crater.
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft careens through the solar system with Pluto in its cross-hairs, new detail in the dwarf planet's surface is popping into view at an ever increasing rate.
Although NASA's Dawn mission is now carrying out its second mapping orbit of dwarf planet Ceres we're still none the wiser as to what those weird bright patches are.
Strange bright swirls have long been known to exist on the moon's surface and their origin is steeped in mystery -- might comets be the culprit?
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