Space Exploration News

Aug 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

On August 25, 1989, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft passed within about 40,000 km of Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune. In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of this event, Dr Paul Schenk of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston has created a new high-resolution global map of the icy moon. Colorized map of Triton based on Voyager 2 images. Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Lunar & Planetary Institute. Discovered in 1846...

Aug 22, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleosols (ancient fossilized soils) filling the Yellowknife Bay geologic formation within the 3.7-billion-year-old Gale Crater on Mars are strong evidence...

Jul 29, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of U.S. researchers using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has discovered 101 active geysers erupting on Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon...

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...

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...