Space Exploration News

Jul 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has taken an amazing photo of Pluto and its five moons: Charon, Nix, Hydra, Styx and Kerberos. This family portrait, a composite of the Pluto system, includes the dwarf planet and its five known moons: Charon, Nix, Hydra, Kerberos and Styx. Image credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute. Following a January 2006 launch, New Horizons is now 2.955 billion miles...

Jul 2, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists with NASA’s New Horizons mission have combined black-and-white images of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, from New Horizons’ LORRI imager...

Jul 2, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In a new study published online in the journal Nature, 18 almost circular pits have been identified in the northern hemisphere of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko....

Jul 1, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using data from Ralph, a visible and infrared imager/spectrometer aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, scientists have detected frozen methane on the...

Jun 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Just four days after being lofted into orbit, European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A satellite delivered its first images of Earth. Acquired on 27 June...

Jun 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has beamed back a new photo of a cluster of bright spots on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres. The space probe took this image...

Jun 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Cassini probe obtained new images of Saturn’s moon Dione during a close flyby on June 16, 2015. This image was taken in visible light with the...

Jun 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Rosetta’s nominal mission was originally funded until the end of this year, but at a meeting yesterday, the European Space Agency has given formal approval...

Jun 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) spacecraft has observed three phenomena in the atmosphere of Mars: a polar plume of escaping atmospheric...