Which planetary moons should you look out for this month?

Although our planet Earth only has one Moon, most other planets (except Mercury and Venus, which have no natural satellites or moons of their own and Mars, which has just two moons that are small irregular sized objects) have a large number of moons revolving around them.

Researchers reveal how sand dunes are formed

Researchers after a four-year experiment have revealed how prevailing winds create sand dunes on Earth.

Pluto may have 10 more undiscovered moons

Pluto`s orbit may host a formation of 10 or more tiny undiscovered moons, which would each measure just 1 to 3 kilometres across, astronomers say.

Most liveable ‘moons and planets’ revealed

Saturn’s moon Titan and the exoplanet Gliese 581g - thought to reside some 20.5 light-years away in the constellation Libra – are among the most habitable alien worlds, according to scientists.

New study finds how Kleopatra got its moons

A team of French and American astronomers has found how the asteroid Kleopatra gave birth to two moons probably spawned by the asteroid sometime in the past 100 million years.

Moons around ‘hot Jupiter’ can’t exist due to gravitational pulls

A new study has shown that any moons around the distant large planets would be stripped away by gravitational pulls.

Cassini finds Saturn`s moons reshaping its rings

Some deformations from the normal pattern in the shape of F ring, one of the seven rings of Saturn, have been recently captured by NASA`s Cassini spacecraft.

Earth-sized moons may orbit around ``hot Jupiters``

In a new study, scientists have determined that giant gas planets like Jupiter, which orbit close to their parent star, could harbour moons the size of Earth.