Space Exploration News

Apr 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) initiative will bring together top research groups and will provide a synthesized approach in the search for habitable exoplanets. NASA’s Nexus for Exoplanet System Science coalition includes those who study our planet as a life-bearing planet, those researching the diversity of solar system planets, and those on the new frontier, discovering worlds orbiting other stars in the galaxy. Image credit:...

Apr 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The two bright spots on Ceres are back in view in the new image from NASA’s Dawn space probe. The two mysterious bright spots are located in a crater...

Apr 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned stunning new images of the sunlit north pole of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt. This...

Apr 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) probe will crash into the planet at 8,750 miles per hour (3.91 km/sec),...

Apr 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Ralph color imager on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has captured a low-resolution color image of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. This image...

Apr 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Planetary researchers studying data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have found the solution to the mystery of why Saturn seethes with massive storms every...

Apr 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Complementary data collected by the Rosetta Plasma Consortium fluxgate magnetometer (RPC-MAG) on board ESA’s Rosetta orbiter, and by the Rosetta Lander...

Apr 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience explains why the sand dunes of Titan run in parallel lines from the west to the east. The moons...

Apr 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA scientists using the framing camera aboard the Dawn spacecraft have created the first color map of the dwarf planet Ceres. This color map of Ceres...