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Operating a Rover in Real-time From a Distance

There are instances other than pandemics when it is necessary to work remotely. Spacecraft operators are forced to do most…

1 week ago

BepiColombo Mercury Mission to Make First Venus Flyby Tonight

The Mercury-bound BepiColombo spacecraft will observe Venus during tonight’s pass, on the hunt for phosphine and sulfur-dioxide.

1 week ago

Mars Express Finds Even More Ponds of Water Under the Ground on Mars

A reexamination of data obtained by the Mars Express probe has found more evidence of stable bodies of water beneath…

3 weeks ago

Cheops Finds a World That’s Utterly Alien From Anything We Have in the Solar System

The ESA's CHEOPS (Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite) mission has announced its first discovery. It's called WASP-189 b, and it's a blistering…

3 weeks ago

The Surface of Mars Might Have Gotten an Acid Bath, Obscuring Evidence of Past Life

According to a recent study, the presence of acidic and alkali fluids on the surface of Mars mean that its…

1 month ago

Uranus’ Moons are Surprisingly Similar to Dwarf Planets in the Kuiper Belt

Astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus—and two of its moons—230 years ago. Now a group of astronomers working with data from…

1 month ago

There are Three Asteroids Hiding in this Animation, See If You Can Find Them

This summer, the European Space Agency’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre (NEOCC) started posting “riddles” or challenges on their website. These…

2 months ago

Art Installation that Demonstrates How Dark Matter Bends Light with Gravity

A new art installation at the Science Gallery Dublin, called "Dark Distortions," helps viewers to see the influence dark matter…

2 months ago

Juno Captures Pictures of Ganymede for the First Time

On July 5, 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft arrived around Jupiter, becoming the second mission in history to study the gas…

3 months ago

This is What an Air-Breathing Electric Thruster’s Intake Would Look Like

Like all other technologies, satellite technology has grown in leaps and bounds in the past couple decades. Satellites can monitor…

3 months ago