Dawn (spacecraft)

February 17, 2017

Organic Material Discovery Suggests Life Could Exist on Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn mission has detected tar-like organic compounds on the dwarf planet’s surface, bolstering prospects for life on the largest body in the asteroid belt. Scientists […]
January 26, 2017

Tiny Spacecraft Sees Water at Rosetta's Comet While Stranded in Earth Orbit

The Japanese PROCYON spacecraft may have gotten stuck in Earth orbit after launch, but it’s been able to do some impressive observations of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from afar. […]
January 26, 2017

Tiny Spacecraft Sees Water at Rosetta’s Comet While Stranded in Earth Orbit

The Japanese PROCYON spacecraft may have gotten stuck in Earth orbit after launch, but it’s been able to do some impressive observations of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from afar. […]
September 18, 2016

This NASA Booster Test Is Soothing to Watch

In this oddly soothing video NASA uploaded yesterday, the space administration tests a booster rocket, a version of which will be used in its new Mars-bound Space […]
August 1, 2016

The Significance of Pluto

I first learned about the Solar System‘s planets when I was six years old. My music teacher conditioned our class to learn their names in the […]
July 27, 2016

New Crater On Mars

A new crater was discovered on the surface of Mars by the European Space Agency Mars Express probe: images taken by its HRSC instrument (High Resolution […]
March 23, 2016

See Ceres's Spots Shine In Extraordinary Detail

Our best view yet of the dwarf planet‘s mysterious bright splotches The Dawn spacecraft has just sent back some great new views of the dwarf planet […]
February 1, 2016

Nasa releases incredible video of flight over dwarf planet Ceres

The space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a detailed animation of what it would look like to fly over the dwarf planet of Ceres. Nasa’s […]
January 23, 2016

Can there really be a planet in our solar system that we don't know about?

How skeptical should we be, and how will we find out if this mystery planet is really out there? Scientists have long suspected that our solar […]