Space Exploration News

Dec 19, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Thanks to data collected by ESA’s Cluster spacecraft and a NASA mission called the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE), scientists have solved a long-standing space mystery – the origin of a colorful display in the night sky known as the theta aurora. Theta aurora over Antarctica. This image obtained in 1983 shows the auroral oval and a transpolar arc; the arc extends into the polar cap from local midnight, across...

Dec 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has detected methane in the Martian atmosphere around it and several organic molecules in a rock sample from its landing...

Dec 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The European Space Agency has released a color image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – the prime target of the Rosetta space mission – as it...

Dec 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The Rosetta Orbiter Sensor for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) instrument aboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has found that the composition of the...

Dec 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of scientists led by Dr David Bish of Indiana University has analyzed recent data from the CheMin, a miniaturized X-ray diffraction...

Dec 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Titan is one of the few bodies in the Solar System known to have fields of wind-blown dunes on its surface. A new study published in the journal Nature...

Dec 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Mount Sharp – a mountain on Mars and the primary target of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity – was built by sediments deposited in a large...

Dec 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has just returned its first photo of the dwarf planet Ceres, taken from 1.2 million kilometers away. Dawn spacecraft captured...

Dec 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

After a voyage of nine years and five billion kilometers, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is literally on Pluto’s doorstep, on schedule, in good health,...