Space

Martian gullies

How old are Martian gullies?

Gullies eroded into the steep inner slope of an impact crater at this location appear perfectly pristine in this image captured by NASA's Mars...
NASA's Cassini completes final and fateful Titan flyby

NASA’s Cassini completes final and fateful Titan flyby

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits...
A rocky super-earth found in the habitable zone of a cool star

A rocky super-earth found in the habitable zone of a cool star

One of the most successful techniques presently in use for detecting exoplanets is the search for transits. Similar to the way the Moon cuts off...
Oceans galore

Oceans galore: Most habitable planets may be dominated by oceans

When it comes to exploring exoplanets, it may be wise to take a snorkel along. A new study, published in a paper in the journal...
Earth is in the minority among habitable planets

Earth is in the minority among habitable planets

If we want to send spacecraft to exoplanets to search for life, we better get good at building submarines. A new study shows that our assumptions about...
Here’s a plan to send a spacecraft to Venus, and make Venus pay for it

Here’s a plan to send a spacecraft to Venus, and make Venus pay for...

NASA engineer Michael Paul presented a novel idea where existing technology could be used to make longer-duration missions to Venus in a seminar called “An...
Virtual Earth-sized telescope aims to capture first image of a black hole

Virtual Earth-sized telescope aims to capture first image of a black hole

A powerful network of telescopes around the Earth is attempting to create the first image of a black hole, an elusive gravitational sinkhole that...
Landslide on asteroid Ceres looks like Bart Simpson

Landslide on asteroid Ceres looks like Bart Simpson

Massive landslides, similar to those found on Earth, are occurring on the asteroid Ceres, according to a new study. The work adds to the growing...
8 potential landing spot for Mars 2020 rover

8 potential landing spot for Mars 2020 rover

Scientists have published the most detailed geological history to date for a region of Mars known as Northeast Syrtis Major. The spot is high on...
Is this the exoplanet where life will first be found?

Is this the exoplanet where life will first be found?

It is good time to be an exoplanet hunter… or just an exoplanet enthusiast for that matter! Every few weeks, it seems, new discoveries are...