planets

Gas Hydrates Maintain Liquid Ocean On Pluto

A layers of gas hydrates could make it possible for long-lived subsurface oceans to exist on Pluto, according to research by scientists in Japan and the US.

44 New Planets Identified Beyond Our Solar System

Researchers in Japan, the US and Europe have confirmed the existence of 44 exoplanets and shed light on their sizes, temperatures and orbits.

Space Probe Spots Venus’ Equatorial Winds

A Japanese satellite has collected data on high-velocity winds at Venus’ equator that could help clarify theories about superrotation.