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Plans for a Mars Sample Return Mission Have Moved to the Next Stage

The Mars Sample Return (MSR) program, a joint effort between NASA and the ESA to bring samples of Mars back…

3 weeks ago

ESA is Working on its own Reusable Booster Stage

As part of their Themis Program, the ESA is developing reusable rocket technology.

4 weeks ago

Venus Held Onto its Water Surprisingly Well During its History

A new study by a Swedish astrophysicist shows that Venus is not likely to have lost its water to space,…

2 months ago

Lunar Dust is Still One of The Biggest Challenges Facing Moon Exploration

The ESA is investing in research that will lead to spacesuits and materials that can handle one of the biggest…

3 months ago

Video Shows a Meteoroid Skipping off Earth’s Atmosphere

Here’s something we don’t see very often: an Earth-grazing meteoroid. On September 22, 2020, a small space rock skipped through…

4 months ago

The Corona Australis Molecular Cloud. Normally this Looks Like a Dark Blob in the Sky. But in Infrared, it Looks Like This.

The Corona Australis is a constellation in the southern hemisphere. It's name literally means "southern crown." One of its features…

7 months ago

Take a Flight Over Korolev Crater on Mars

We love flyover videos from other worlds. These stunning videos, created from imagery gathered by orbiting spacecraft, can give us…

7 months ago

This Rocket Engine’s Thrust Chamber was 3D-printed and Only has Three Parts

This week, European engineers hot-fire tested a fully 3D-printed thrust chamber that could one day power the upper stages for…

8 months ago

This Laser Powered Rover Could Stay in the Shadows on the Moon and Continue to Explore

The craters on the Moon's poles are in permanent shadow. But they're also intriguing locations, due to deposits of water…

8 months ago

This is How the ESA and NASA Will be Working Together to Bring Rocks Back From Mars

The ESA has entered into a lucrative collaboration to help NASA get its Martian rock samples back to Earth.

10 months ago