A beautiful new timelapse showing sunset on Mars in mid-April, 2015, from the Mars Curiosity rover.
Researchers thought Saturn’s moon Enceladus had jet-like geysers. But the jets may be optical illusions, caused by looking through a “fold” in curtain-like geysers.
Earth’s water likely came from asteroids and/or comets. New research suggests that small bodies in distant solar systems carry water to their planets, too.
You’ll know in 60 seconds. New Space Shorts video from NASA.
Three planets are clearly visible at nightfall this month: Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. Mercury is fading – whereas Mars has already disappeared – into the glare of sunset.
Roscosmos said the craft “ceased to exist” over the Pacific. The final time of reentry is 9:20 p.m. CDT (02:20 UTC), with an accuracy of plus or minus 1 minute.
With five active spacecraft now orbiting the planet, NASA has beefed up its traffic monitoring to make sure the Mars orbiters don’t get too close to each other.
On May 6, 1968 – more than a year before his famous first moonwalk – Neil Armstrong narrowly escaped disaster while training in the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle.
The flare created a pulse of UV radiation and X-rays that caused a strong radio blackout over the Pacific.
Flight controllers at Goddard Space Flight Center completed a maneuver that lowered the spacecraft’s orbit to within 12 miles (20 km) of the moon’s South Pole.