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ESA’s EnVision Mission Doesn’t Have a lot of Fuel, so it’s Going to Aerobrake in the Atmosphere of Venus

Venus has almost been “the forgotten planet,” with only one space mission going there in the past 30 years. But…

1 week ago

BepiColombo’s Second Mercury Flyby

BepiColombo's stunning close pass by Mercury on Thursday provides a prelude of what’s to come.

2 months ago

ESA Gives Green Light on its Comet Interceptor Mission

Comets, with their long, beautiful, bright tails of ice, are some of the most spectacular sightings in the night sky.…

2 months ago

What’s the Right Depth to Search for Life on Icy Worlds?

Are we alone? Is there life beyond Earth? These are the questions that plague the very essence of science, and…

3 months ago

Five Rover Teams Chosen to Help Explore the Moon’s South Pole

The Moon may seem barren, and it is. However, a certain species of inquisitive primates is still very interested in…

4 months ago

Martian Astronauts Will Create Fuel by Having a Shower

A team of Spanish researchers, with support from the ESA, are working on a system that will allow astronauts on…

4 months ago

Because of Extreme Drought, Lake Powell is Barely a Lake Anymore

The two largest reservoirs in the United States are now at their lowest levels since they were first created. After…

4 months ago

Astronauts are Practicing Landing at the Moon's South Pole

The European Space Agency (ESA) is learning how to touch down safely at the South Pole of the Moon, without…

4 months ago

Cultured Meat Could Keep Astronauts fed in Space

The ESA is investigating lab-grown meat as a possible application of feeding astronauts on long-duration missions away from Earth.

4 months ago

The Milky Way has an Inner Ring, Just Outside the Core

Combining data from the APOGEE survey and the Gaia Observatory with sophisticated models, a team of scientists has found a…

4 months ago