A $30 million Google-backed competition to land a spacecraft on the moon may be about to be scooped... by China.
Explore the strangely fascinating phenomenon of robots snapping self portraits while doing cutting-edge science in space!
China on Sunday launched its first spacecraft to the surface of moon, with landing of the six-wheeled rover named "Yutu" -- Chinese for "jade rabbit" -- expected in two weeks. Continue reading →
Rover engineers are troubleshooting a power glitch that came to light on Sunday -- as a precaution, all science operations have been suspended. Continue reading →
Both Mars rovers Opportunity and Curiosity have honored the memory of the ex-JPL director with two landmarks that will stand testament to the planetary scientist's role in pushing for missions to the red planet. Continue reading →
Could the next generation of robotic Mars explorer come in the form of a... snake? Continue reading →
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory is really beginning to rip up the Martian regolith, traveling 464 feet (141.5 meters) in one day. Continue reading →
Europa has only been seen from afar, but its aura of intrigue has inspired scientists to study ideas as to how to explore the icy Jovian moon. Continue reading →
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