solar system exploration

Solar Sails Could Reach Mars in Just 26 Days

A recent study submitted to Acta Astronautica explores the potential for using aerographite solar sails for traveling to Mars and…

5 months ago

Interpreting Dune Patterns: Insights from Earth and Mars

A recent study published in the journal Geology attempts to interpret the patterns of dunes, which are sand mounds frequently…

7 months ago

Jupiter’s Moons Get the JWST Treatment

A pair of studies published in JGR: Planets and Science Advances discuss new findings from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope…

7 months ago

Volcanic Hotspot Found on the Moon

A recent study published in Nature examines a volcanic hotspot that potentially exists beneath a feature on the Moon’s farside…

8 months ago

Psyche Mission Passes Independent Review Board with Flying Colors

An independently appointed review board recently announced that NASA, their Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the California Institute of Technology…

8 months ago

UK Professor Granted JWST Observation Time to Study Jupiter’s Upper Atmosphere

A professor from Northumbria University in the North East region of England has been granted telescope time with NASA’s James…

8 months ago

The Clouds of Venus Could Support Life

A recent study published in Astrobiology examines the likelihood of the planet Venus being able to support life within the…

8 months ago

NASA’s Europa Clipper Taking “Message in a Bottle” to Jupiter

NASA believes in getting the public excited about space, and they’re carrying on this tradition by recently announcing that space…

9 months ago

Jupiter’s “Stripes” Change Color. Now We Might Know Why

While Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is one of the most well-known spectacles in the solar system, Jupiter’s clouds and stripes…

9 months ago

If You’re Going to Visit Venus, Why Not Include an Asteroid Flyby Too?

A recent study submitted to Acta Astronautica examines the prospect of designing a Venus mission flight plan that would involve…

9 months ago