Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have located at least one and possibly three Kuiper Belt objects that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft can reach after its flyby Pluto next year. Continue reading →
Comet Siding Spring will make a heart-stopping close flyby of the Red Planet in Sunday, giving our Martian armada of robotic explorers a ring-side view of the spectacle. Continue reading →
The first-ever photos of water ice near Mercury's north pole have come down to Earth, and they have quite a story to tell.
Early results from NASA’s recently arrived MAVEN Mars spacecraft show an extensive, tenuous cloud of hydrogen surrounding the red planet, the result of water breaking down in the atmosphere.
In a stunning photograph beamed back to Earth from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, one of Saturn's moons appears to 'hang' off the gas giant's rings like a water droplet. Continue reading →
Only 33 million years ago -- that's only 'last week' in geologic timescales -- volcanoes were erupting on the lunar surface. Continue reading →
At first glance you'd be forgiven for thinking NASA's Mars rover Curiosity had stumbled across a wind-rippled lake or sea at the base of Mount Sharp. Continue reading →
Last week's lunar eclipse wasn't just a show for Earthlings, NASA's MESSENGER mission was also watching from 66 million miles away. Continue reading →
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