Space Exploration News

Nov 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A group of researchers headed by Prof Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics has discovered a nearly impenetrable barrier some 11,500 km above our planet that blocks so-called ‘killer electrons,’ which can fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms. The near-Earth space environment is a complex interaction between the magnetic field of our planet, cool plasma moving...

Nov 22, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new view of Europa, the sixth of Jupiter’s moons and the fourth largest, has been produced from images taken by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft...

Nov 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An instrument called SESAME-CASSE aboard Rosetta’s 100-kg Philae lander has recorded the sound of touchdown – in the form of vibrations detected...

Nov 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of planetary scientists has produced the first global geologic and tectonic map of Vesta, and constructed the geologic time scale...

Nov 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and Brown University suggest that water flow and warm temperatures on early Mars were likely related...

Nov 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

New images released by the European Space Agency (ESA) show the journey of Philae as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Comet...

Nov 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists working on a primitive meteorite known as Semarkona have found evidence that the protoplanetary disk of the early Solar System was shaped by...

Nov 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Rosetta’s Philae lander has completed its primary science mission after two days on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. With its batteries depleted...

Nov 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission has landed its Philae probe on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The signal confirming the successful...