Space Exploration News

Mar 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) instrument on ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has made the first measurement of molecular nitrogen at a comet, providing clues about the temperature environment in which this comet formed. Rosetta NavCam image taken on 14 March 2015 at 85.7 km from the center of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko; it has been cleaned to remove the more obvious bad pixels and cosmic ray artefacts, and intensities...

Mar 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists using the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) instrument on NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft have observed...

Mar 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Researchers using data from NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission have created global-scale maps of...

Mar 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Planetary scientists using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission have discovered a 124-mile-wide crater on the nearside...

Mar 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Cassini space probe has captured a close-up view of the beautiful and glamorous rings of Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun. This close-up...

Mar 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new image from the High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express orbiter shows the portion of the Cydonia Mensae, a region that is home to a...

Mar 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered new evidence for a massive subterranean ocean on Ganymede, the largest moon in the Solar...

Mar 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured an image of a mid-level solar flare on March 11, 2015, seen as a bright flash of light close to the...

Mar 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided planetary researchers the first evidence that Enceladus – the sixth-largest of Saturn’s moons –...