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The Huygens probe is on target and all set for its encounter with Titan, the mysterious large moon of Saturn. The 2.7m-wide robot lab has passed its final systems check-out and scientists have confirmed the rendezvous can go ahead on 14 January as planned. Huygens has spent the past seven years riding on the Cassini spacecraft, which arrived at the ringed planet in July. The probe's ejection and plunge into Titan's thick...

2004-12-03

 Moon atmosphere Titan Saturn Huygens land
Geologists have discovered a vast new landscape that rose above the north Atlantic waves 56 million years ago.

2011-07-14

 land geology ocean Scotland
The UK ambassador to Argentina has been summoned to explain to officials in Buenos Aires why part of Antarctica has been renamed in honour of the Queen.

2012-12-22

 Argentina UK Antarctica land ownership queen name