Space Exploration News

Sep 26, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of researchers led by Dr Kenneth Tanaka of the U.S. Geological Survey has produced a new global geologic map of Mars that records the distribution of geologic units and landforms on the planet’s surface through time. This new global geologic map of Mars depicts the most thorough representation of the planet’s surface; colors show distribution of 44 map units; for example, greens represent mainly lowland and basin units; yellow is relatively...

Sep 26, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Half of the water on our planet predates the formation of the Sun, according to a groundbreaking study carried out by a team of researchers from the United...

Sep 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft – the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the upper atmosphere of Mars – has returned its first pictures...

Sep 22, 2014 by Sci-News.com

On September 21, 2014, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered the orbit of the Red Planet after completing...

Sep 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Brown University planetary scientists in a new study have found that tidal heating is the main reason responsible for the present appearance of Miranda...

Sep 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists from the United Kingdom and Greece led by Dr Elias Chatzitheodoridis of the National Technical University of Athens has found a mysterious...

Sep 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission has picked a location on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko where it aims to land the Rosetta’s lander,...

Aug 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

On August 25, 1989, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft passed within about 40,000 km of Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune. In commemoration...

Aug 22, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleosols (ancient fossilized soils) filling the Yellowknife Bay geologic formation within the 3.7-billion-year-old Gale Crater on Mars are strong evidence...