Space Exploration News

Oct 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

European scientists using the Rosetta Orbiter Sensor for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) have found that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the target comet of ESA’s Rosetta mission, smells like a combination of rotten eggs, alcohol, horse urine, bitter almonds and vinegar. Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 3 August 2014 from a distance of 285 km. Image credit: ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS team / MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP...

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...

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...