Touchdown Confirmed NASA has finally released footage from a truly epic moment: the agency’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touching down on asteroid Bennu’s surface to collect a bunch of space rocks. Years...
On October 20, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to grab little bits of material from the surface of Bennu, a small near-Earth asteroid about 500 meters across. But before it plunges down...
The team behind NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover have uploaded a fascinating GIF animation of a dust devil rolling over the Red Planet’s Gale crater. We’re in the crater’s “windy season” right now...
We’re Going on an Adventure NASA’s Curiosity rover is about to embark on an epic new adventure at Mount Sharp, a gigantic mountain on Mars. The trip, dubbed the rover’s “summer road trip” in an...
The Apollo program was one of the major defining factors of the 1960s and 70s. Since then, no other decade has been as important in terms of space travel and exploration, until now. Back then, the...
Gale Crater Mystery Over three billion years ago, Mars looked a whole lot different than it does now and ever-since we were able to land rovers on its surface, we’ve been trying to get peaks of...
He Who Smelt It Astronomers finally figured out where the methane on Mars is coming from. The finding resolves a mystery that’s been ongoing since the organic gas was first detected on Mars in...
One Last Selfie NASA’s Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012, has been camping out at Vera Rubin Ridge — a wide ridge that overlooks the Red Planet’s Gale crater — since September of 2017....
NASA is hosting a live discussion about these studies. We’ll be updating this piece with more information from the conference. Feel free to tune in on the link above and ask a question of your own!...
The Mars rover has found boron, providing further evidence that the conditions from which life might potentially have grown may have existed on ancient Mars, and independent from conditions on Earth.