Space Exploration News

Feb 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

New images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, taken nearly 46,000 km from Ceres, show two mysterious bright spots on the surface of the dwarf planet. This image was taken by the Dawn space probe of dwarf planet Ceres on February 19 from a distance of nearly 46,000 km. Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA. The brightest of the two spots was first detected in the images taken by the spacecraft on January 13, 2015, from a distance of...

Feb 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An unusual sungrazer skimmed past the Sun in February, as captured by ESA/NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). A new comet was discovered...

Feb 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has obtained a spectacular color image of the southernmost portion of Phlegra Montes, a mountain range in the Cebrenia quadrangle...

Feb 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has provided its first views of Nix and Hydra – the small moons of Pluto. Nix (identified by a orange diamond) and...

Feb 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Two new images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft show mysterious bright spots and craters on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres. This image of Ceres...

Feb 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Navigation Camera (NavCam) instrument on ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has captured close-up high-resolution images of the comet surface, revealing details...

Feb 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The cameras of Voyager 1 on February 14, 1990, pointed back toward the Sun and took a series of pictures of the Sun, Earth and other planets, making the...

Feb 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have discovered why comets are encased in a hard, outer crust. This false-color...

Feb 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA scientists have created a detailed visual simulation of the dark side of the Moon, the side that...