Space Exploration News

Oct 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Six astronaut-like members of NASA’s Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) team have embarked on the longest dedicated space travel simulation ever conducted in the United States. HI-SEAS team members will stay in a dome on the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. Image credit: Sian Proctor / University of Hawaii at Manoa. On October 15, 2014, HI-SEAS members closed the door to their faux Mars habitat and shut out the rest of life...

Oct 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting the public to suggest a name for the spot where the Rosetta mission’s lander Philae will touch down on...

Oct 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Three NASA Mars orbiters – Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, MAVEN orbiter – and two Mars rovers are part of a campaign to study Comet...

Oct 19, 2014 by Sci-News.com

On 19 October 2014, Comet Siding Spring will come within about 139,500 km of Mars – less than half the distance between Earth and our moon and less...

Oct 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Mimas – the smallest and innermost of Saturn’s eight main moons – has either a rugby ball-shaped rocky core or an underground ‘life-friendly’...

Oct 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission managers have confirmed the place and time they will attempt to land the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander...

Oct 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience has identified 70 volcanic features scattered across the lunar surface, all younger than 100 million...

Oct 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Data from two instruments aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have led to the discovery of a rare acid-sulfate mineral deposit on Mars, providing...

Oct 2, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study led by Prof Maria Zuber of MIT, Oceanus Procellarum – a vast mare on the western edge of the Moon’s near side –...