Space Exploration News

Oct 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, Mars Rover Opportunity and two Mars orbiters – the MAVEN and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter – have captured stunning images of Comet Siding Spring as it made its closest approach to the Red Planet on October 19, 2014. This composite Hubble image captures the positions of Siding Spring and Mars on October 19, 2014. Image credit: NASA / ESA / PS / JHU / APL / STScI / AURA. On that date the comet, also known...

Oct 26, 2014 by Sci-News.com

On 26 September 2005, NASA/ESA Cassini spacecraft received the equivalent of a 200-volt electric shock from Hyperion’s electrostatically charged surface,...

Oct 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

European scientists using the Rosetta Orbiter Sensor for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) have found that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the target...

Oct 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Six astronaut-like members of NASA’s Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) team have embarked on the longest dedicated space travel...

Oct 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting the public to suggest a name for the spot where the Rosetta mission’s lander Philae will touch down on...

Oct 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Three NASA Mars orbiters – Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, MAVEN orbiter – and two Mars rovers are part of a campaign to study Comet...

Oct 19, 2014 by Sci-News.com

On 19 October 2014, Comet Siding Spring will come within about 139,500 km of Mars – less than half the distance between Earth and our moon and less...

Oct 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Mimas – the smallest and innermost of Saturn’s eight main moons – has either a rugby ball-shaped rocky core or an underground ‘life-friendly’...

Oct 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission managers have confirmed the place and time they will attempt to land the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander...