Scientists are developing a novel space robot that can take up the challenge of hopping and rolling over microgravity terrain while doing valuable science.
What tiny satellites could take a ride over to Europa? Here are five feasibility studies being considered to hitchhike on a NASA mission.
New Horizons survived 9.5 years in space before taking pictures of Pluto. How do spacecraft engineers keep their machines going for so long?
Mars rover Opportunity has recommenced driving duties and continues to explore the red planet despite a series of recent setbacks focusing on its aging memory.
As multi-million dollar spacecraft crawl across our solar system, they could bring smaller passengers with them -- these tiny vehicles are called CubeSats and they've so far done a great job colonizing low Earth orbit.
Europa is an ice-covered moon orbiting Jupiter that likely an ocean underneath. Perhaps that ocean contains life. Perhaps it doesn't. But we're not going to know for sure until we send a probe there to check things out.
Ground control teams overseeing Europe’s Philae comet lander begin the week with some good news: The intrepid robot is back talking to the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft.
Ready for your close-up? How spacecraft changed our image of moons, planets and other objects in our solar system.
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