solar system exploration

NASA’s MAVEN Witnessed Auroras as Multiple Solar Storms Crashed into Mars

After orbiting Mars for eight long years, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft observed an extraordinary duo of…

2 weeks ago

Rocket Lab is Sending its own Mission to Venus to Search for Life

In a recent study published in Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics, the private space company, Rocket Lab, outlines a plan…

3 months ago

Jupiter Missions Could Also Help Search for Dark Matter

In a recent study published in the Journal of High Energy Physics, two researchers from Brown University demonstrated how data…

4 months ago

OSIRIS-REx Would Have Sunk Deep into Asteroid Bennu if it Tried to Land

A pair of studies published in Science and Science Advances have helped identify that NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource…

4 months ago

High Altitude Life Can’t Explain the Trace Gases in Venus’ Atmosphere

The planet Venus is one of the most inexplainable and mysterious planetary objects in our solar system as its surface…

6 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.…

6 months ago

Titan’s Atmosphere Has All the Ingredients For Life. But Not Life as We Know It

In a series of new studies on Saturn's moon Titan, researchers have found more indications that there could be exotic…

2 years ago

NASA Voyager Probes Still Going Strong After 40 Years

The Voyager probes, humanity's longest-running and farthest-reaching missions, are celebrating their 40th anniversaries this summer!

5 years ago

Earth’s Twisted Sister: How Will We Reveal Venus’ Secrets?

Venus doesn't attract as much attention as other worlds in our Solar System and beyond. But maybe it should.

6 years ago