Exploration

Hayabusa2 rovers return amazing images from the surface of Ryugu.

MINERVA-II Rovers Return Images of Asteroid Surface 200 Million Miles Away

A pair of Japanese rovers deployed on the surface of the Ryugu asteroid late last week have returned the first images from the surface. The...
NASA engineers are hopeful that they will be able to revive the Mars Opportunity rover after global dust storm.

NASA Still Hope To Revive Mars Opportunity Rover

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California are hopeful they can revive the Opportunity rover. JPL lost contact with the rover...
NASA InSight Lander has successfully checked in halfway through its journey to Mars.

NASA’s InSight Lander Checks In Halfway to Mars

Officials at NASA have confirmed that the InSight Mars Lander has travelled roughly half the distance on its way to the Red Planet. The Mars...
Hayabusa 2 spacecraft approaches to within 400 meters of the surface of the 162173 Ryugu asteroid on August 6.

Hayabusa 2 Prepares to Land on Distant Asteroid

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 has made its closest approach to the Ryugu asteroid yet after arriving in mid-June. The approach brought the spacecraft within less...
NASA has completed the first data downlink for their exoplanet hunter, TESS.

NASA Complete First TESS Data Downlink

NASA has successfully completed their first downlink from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The data will be shared with hundreds of scientists who...
The next generation NASA exoplanet hunter TESS has begun sciene operations with the first set of data expected later this month.

NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Hunter Begins Operations

NASA’s next-generation Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) began searching for undiscovered planets on July 25, 2018. The first set of data from the satellite...
Chinese Chang'e-3 lander still operational over fours years longer than expected.

The Chinese Chang’e-3 Lander Remains Operational on the Lunar Surface

The Chang'e-3 lunar lander is still sending data back to Earth over four years longer than expected. The discovery was published on the Twitter...
Mars Opportunity rover enters ow-power mode after being engulfed by massive dust storm.

NASA’s Curiosity and Opportunity Rovers Brace for Massive Dust Storm

A massive dust storm has swept across the surface of Mars. As NASA loses its link with the long-lived Opportunity rover, Curiosity is tasked...
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has begun to test soil sample again for the first time in over a year.

Mars Curiosity Rover Resumes Soil Testing

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has begun testing soil samples again. It’s the first time the rover has received a fresh sample into its mineralogy...
Astronomers have discovered a rare neutron star (E0102) 200,000 light years from Earth.

Stunning Composite Image of Rare Neutron Star (E0102)

Using data gathered from a number of ground and orbiting observatories, astronomers have discovered a rare type of neutron star. Referred to as 1E...

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has expressed the agency's desire to return to the moon as soon as possible.

NASA Aims to Return to the Moon This Year

NASA has revealed an ambitious plan to return to the moon this year with help from commercial partners. The announcement came during a briefing at...
NASA plans to map the sky with the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx).

NASA Plans to Explore Millions of Galaxies with SPHEREx Spacecraft

NASA has announced a new mission that will attempt to map the sky in order to survey millions of galaxies. The agency hopes data...
NASA has official announced they will stop recovery efforts to revive the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity

NASA Officially Say Goodbye to Mars Opportunity Rover

During a briefing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, agency officials announced that the Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity has officially gone silent. The...
The Department of Defense has announced a review of the SpaceX Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle-class certification

DOD to Review Air Force Certification of SpaceX Falcon Launch Vehicles

The Departement of Defense Inspector General has announced it plans to review the Air Force’s decision to award the SpaceX Falcon 9 and Heavy...
To commemorate the opening of its new headwaters, Orbex has unveiled their Prime upper rocket stage.

Orbex Unveils Prime Rocket Stage with 3-D Printed Engine

At a glitzy VIP event to commemorate the opening of their new headquarters, small launch vehicle developer Orbex unveiled their Prime upper rocket stage....