Space Exploration News

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 oval structure embedded deep within a famous Martian meteorite called Nakhla. Two fragments of the Nakhla meteorite. Image credit: NASA. Multiple fragments of the Nakhla meteorite fell to Earth on June 28, 1911 near the village of El-Nakhla in Egypt. Its crystallization age has been determined...

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...

Jul 29, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of U.S. researchers using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has discovered 101 active geysers erupting on Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon...

Jul 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Oceans are crucial for supporting Earth-like life on extrasolar planets, according to a study published in the journal Astrobiology. Artist’s concept...

Jul 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A group of planetary scientists using data from the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) onboard NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter has created the most...

Jul 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of researchers led by Dr Nathalie Cabrol of NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute has recorded an unprecedented level of...

Jul 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Voyager 1 spacecraft has been hit by a ‘shock wave’ from the Sun as it travels through interstellar space, according to NASA scientists. Voyager 1....