Missions

New Horizons is Now 50 Astronomical Units Away From the Sun

As the New Horizons spacecraft hurtles out towards interstellar space, it has now reached an historical milestone. On April 17,…

2 months ago

Perseverance Will Make Sure it has a Safe Landing

To casual observers, landing a rover on Mars can seem kind of like old news, believe it or not. Especially…

4 months ago

Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids Offer Surprises Even Before NASA’s Lucy Mission has a Chance to Visit Them.

A new study out this month suggests that Jupiter's Trojan asteroids may be more peculiar than previously thought. The Trojan…

4 months ago

Thanks to Perseverance, We’re Finally Going to Hear What Mars Sounds Like

Many consider the various rovers we’ve sent to Mars as the next best thing to sending a geologist to the…

5 months ago

NASA Has Given Up on Trying to Deploy InSight’s Mole

It's always a sad day when a mission comes to an end. And it's even sadder when the mission never…

5 months ago

The Roman Space Telescope’s Version of the Hubble Deep Field Will Cover a 100x Larger Area of the Sky

Remember the Hubble Deep Field? And its successor the Hubble Ultra Deep Field? We sure do here at Universe Today.…

5 months ago

With its New Extension, Juno is Going to be Visiting Jupiter’s Moons

The Juno mission to Jupiter has been extended to September 2025 – or however long the spacecraft can keep operating…

5 months ago

This is What Perseverance’s Landing Site Looked Like Billions of Years Ago. See Why it’s Such a Compelling Target?

Today is a milestone in NASA's Perseverance mission to Mars. At 1:40 pm Pacific time today, the rover will have…

8 months ago

Watch “Live” as NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Nabs an Asteroid Sample

Today’s the day! The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is going to reach out and boop asteroid Bennu! You can watch the broadcast…

8 months ago

InSight’s ‘Mole’ is Now Completely buried!

It's been a long road for InSight's Mole. InSight landed on Mars almost two years ago, in November 2018. While…

8 months ago