Hydrocarbon sand blurs Titan's features

Drifting sand is steadily filling the craters of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, making it look much younger than it is.

Curiosity set to scoop sand sample that could reveal ancient life

NASA's Curiosity rover is getting ready to take its first scoop of Martian soil.

Ecofriendly method extracts oil from sand

A new technique can extract oil from fouled beaches, and is also a more environmentally friendly way of exploiting tar sands, says a  team of researchers at Penn State University.

Martian sand dunes on the move

Scientists have been surprised to discover that Martian sand dunes long thought to be static are in fact changing quite fast.