JAXA

Lunar Rovers! Transform and Roll Out!

Japan plans to send a robotic rover to explore the surface of the Moon. Here's the kicker, it transforms!

2 weeks ago

JAXA Using Water Bottle Technology for Sample-Return Missions From the ISS

JAXA and the Tiger Corporation have come together to develop next-generation cooling containers that will allow for regular sample-returns from…

3 weeks ago

Animation Shows how Saturn’s Rings Move at Different Speeds

Using data obtained by the Cassini probe, NASA Fellow Dr. James O'Donoghue created this stunning visual of Saturn's rings.

2 months ago

OSIRIS-REx Did One Last Close Flyby of Asteroid Bennu. It’s Almost Time to Come Home

After more than two years in orbit around asteroid Bennu, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is ready to come home. It's bringing…

2 months ago

What Could We Learn From a Mission to Phobos?

According to new research that looks at MAVEN data, Mars' larger moon (Phobos) could contain a record of how Mars'…

5 months ago

Japan to Launch ‘Wooden Satellite’ in 2023

What a proposed wooden satellite could (and could not) accomplish.

5 months ago

Even the Outside of Hayabusa 2’s Sample Capsule has Asteroid Debris on it

According to statements made by JAXA, the samples returned by the Hayabusa 2 mission included black sand and gases obtained…

6 months ago

Hayabusa 2’s Sample is Landing on Earth December 6th

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is nearly back home, with precious cargo aboard! The sample-return mission departed asteroid Ryugu (162173 Ryugu)…

7 months ago

Earth’s toughest bacteria can survive unprotected in space for at least a year

A remarkable microbe named Deinococcus radiodurans (the name comes from the Greek deinos meaning terrible, kokkos meaning grain or berry,…

7 months 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.

8 months ago