The moons of our solar system

Pesticides are used worldwide to protect crops from weeds, insects and fungi. But glyphosate in particular has come under criticism. While some consider it indispensable, others place the danger above the benefit: the effects on people and nature are too great. But there are alternatives to conventional… more

The Webb Telescope has provided evidence of a hot rocky planet’s gas shell apparently emerging from its seething embers… more

The surprisingly extreme dryness of Venus is due to a process in which hydrogen atoms are transported from the atmosphere into space, study results suggest… more

A study shows that probes could detect possible traces of life in particles that icy moons eject from their liquid interior… more

Atom by atom, researchers assemble small, simplified images of materials that are difficult or impossible to examine in the laboratory – or that do not even exist in nature. These so-called quantum simulators can be used to imitate complex systems such as solids in order to understand them better or for certain… more

How life-friendly could the ocean be that is thought to be beneath the ice of Jupiter’s moon Europa? This question is now being shed light on a new assessment of oxygen production on the celestial body… more

In a thought experiment, Max Planck researchers investigated the question of whether there could be a primordial black hole at the center of the sun… more

New analyzes of orbital data suggest that Saturn’s moon Mimas has a liquid ocean beneath its icy crust – despite its relatively small size… more

The European probe JUICE is currently on its way to the largest planet in our solar system and is to explore the mysterious icy moons Ganymede, Callisto and Europa… more

How could this heavyweight emerge? Astronomers have discovered a surprisingly massive planet in close orbit around a very small star… more

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