Jul 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Researchers at NASA have just released colorful new topographic maps of the dwarf planet Ceres, based on data gathered by the agency’s Dawn spacecraft. This...

Jul 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

This map-projected view of the dwarf planet Pluto was created from images taken by New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) between July...

Jul 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The 280-mile-wide (450 km) impact crater Odysseus on Tethys stands out brightly from the rest of the illuminated crescent as seen by the NASA/ESA Cassini...

Jul 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Just seven hours after closest approach, the spacecraft looked back and captured an incredible image of the dwarf planet’s atmosphere, backlit by the...

Jul 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are investigating the feasibility of creating a ‘windbot,’ a new kind of probe designed to...

Jul 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image of NGC 6565. This Hubble image shows the planetary...

Jul 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists with NASA’s New Horizons mission have released the sharpest view yet of Pluto. This mosaic provides the best view ever obtained of the dwarf...

Jul 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The New Horizons spacecraft has found evidence of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and methane ices flowing across the dwarf planet’s surface. In the northern...

Jul 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

This image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon was captured by New Horizons’ Ralph color imager on July 14, 2015, five hours before Pluto closest...

Jul 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

X-rays from NASA’s Chandra Observatory reveal that a fast-moving pulsar in orbit around a massive star punched a hole in a circumstellar disk of material...

Jul 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a super-Earth exoplanet in the ‘habitable zone’ of a G2-type star called Kepler-452. This...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has discovered a new mountain range in a heart-shaped region named Tombaugh Regio. This image was captured on July 14,...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has captured the sharpest pictures yet of Pluto’s small satellites Nix and Hydra. Nix, shown here in enhanced color...

Jul 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

As NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sailed past Pluto, collecting invaluable science data, the space agency’s Cassini orbiter turned its gaze in that...

Jul 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), a joint mission between NOAA, NASA, and U.S. Air Force, has captured its first image of Earth. Earth as seen...

Jul 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have captured an incredible image of the dwarf galaxy NGC 1140. This image shows the dwarf galaxy...

Jul 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Alice instrument – a lightweight (4.4 kg), low-power (4.4 Watt) imaging spectrograph aboard NASA’s New Horizons – has observed Pluto’s...

Jul 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this view of Pluto’s small moon Nix on July 13, 2015, from a distance of about 360,000 miles (590,000 km). This...

Jul 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to New Horizons planetary scientists, this frozen region is no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic...

Jul 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A close-up image of an area on Pluto’s largest moon Charon reveals a depression with a peak in the middle. This new image of an area on Charon has a...