Space Exploration News

Jan 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity celebrates its 11th anniversary on the planet, marking the milestone with an incredible view of 22-km-wide Endeavour Crater. This panorama is presented in approximate true color by combing exposures taken through three of the Opportunity’s Pancam color filters, centered on wavelengths of 753 nanometers (near-infrared), 535 nanometers (green) and 432 nanometers (violet). The left edge is toward west-northwest and the...

Jan 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using NASA’s Deep Space Network antenna have captured the first radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86, which made its closest approach January...

Jan 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are working on a helicopter drone that could scout a trail for future Mars exploration vehicles. NASA’s...

Jan 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A series of reports in the journal Science reveals details about the shape, lifespan and evolution of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – the target comet...

Jan 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

New images from ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft show Nili Fossae – one of the most exciting regions on Mars. The Nili Fossae system, part of which...

Jan 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Researchers using the BESSY II synchrotron in Berlin, Germany have captured information stored in ancient meteorites, formed in the early Solar System...

Jan 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned a new image of Ceres – the largest object in the main asteroid belt, taken from a distance of about 383,000...

Jan 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Ten years ago, ESA’s Huygens probe entered the history books by descending to the surface of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. Humanity’s...

Jan 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s New Horizons is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close-up flyby of Pluto. This is an artist’s...