Juno (spacecraft)

November 18, 2017

Here’s What a Volcano on Mars Looked Like to Mariner 9 in 1971

Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit a planet other than Earth, travelled to Mars and returned images of the surface, including this one of a Martian […]
August 17, 2017

The Epic Journey of Both Voyager Spacecraft

We dream of going to the stars, but the reality is that we haven’t made it any farther than our own moon. We’re reaching for Mars […]
August 16, 2017

NASA is about to find out if a supercomputer can survive a year in space

On Monday, at 12:31 p.m. Eastern time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on a resupply flight for the International Space Station, and among its […]
July 13, 2017

Moon Express ‘lunar outpost’ looks gorgeous, but don’t get too excited yet

The company hopes to put robots on the moon’s South Pole by 2020 While NASA stays diligently focused on its marathon to Mars, it seems everyone […]
July 6, 2017

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about to peer into the depths of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

We’re getting our closest view ever of the 10,000-mile-wide storm. Humankind has been ogling Jupiter’s Great Red Spot through our telescopes for more than 300 years. […]
June 7, 2017

Earth Faces an Increased Risk of Being Hit by an Asteroid, Astronomers Warn

Large asteroids may be lurking undiscovered within a meteoroid stream whose particles are hitting Earth, and scientists are urging a concentrated search for them. Earth may […]
June 6, 2017

Here’s What Emergency Medicine Will Look Like for Astronauts in Space

Astronauts with little medical training could potentially break bones, develop blood clots, or find themselves dealing with other unexpected emergency situations. If an emergency medical situation […]
May 30, 2017

Butterfly Craters on Mars, Mercury, Moon Reveal Similarities and Differences

  Unusual butterfly-shaped craters on Mars, Mercury and the moon may provide insights into the surfaces of the three worlds, and even suggest the presence of […]
May 26, 2017

Jupiter Sounds Like a Fax Machine and Nobody Knows Why

On Thursday, NASA dropped the first motherlode of information collected by the Juno spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Jupiter since last summer. Comprised of a whopping […]