Space Exploration News

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 of a cryobot in the ocean of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Image credit: NASA. The potential habitability of an exoplanet crucially depends on how its atmospheric and ocean circulation transports heat from warmer to cooler regions. Previous studies have concentrated on modeling the dynamics of atmospheres,...

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....

Jul 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A detailed analysis of gravity and topography data from Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, provides strong evidence that the ocean inside the moon might...

Jun 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

After several weather delays, engineers from NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project have successfully tested a flying saucer-shaped spacecraft...

Jun 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study provides strong evidence that the nitrogen in the atmosphere of Titan – the largest of the Saturn’s known 62 moons – originated...

Jun 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of planetary researchers, led by Jason Hofgartner of Cornell University, has announced the discovery of an anomalous, bright geologic object –...

Jun 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The chemistry of the smoggy atmosphere of the Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has been successfully simulated by NASA researchers in lab experiments. This...