Mercury

October 20, 2018

NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here’s why that’s a brilliant idea

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden […]
August 7, 2018

Parker Solar Probe will go 25 times closer to the sun and withstand 520 times the solar intensity

The Parker Solar Probe should be launched August 11, 2018 on a Delta IV Heavy class launch vehicle and an upper stage based on the STAR-48B […]
May 3, 2014

Is There Life? Jupiter's Moon Icy Onion-Like Layers

We don’t hear a lot about Ganymede these days, not with Titan, Enceladus and Europa often stealing the science spotlight. Which is unfortunate because one: Ganymede […]
April 23, 2014

How Many Moons Does Venus Have?

There are dozens upon dozens of moons in the Solar System, ranging from airless worlds like Earth’s Moon to those with an atmosphere (most notably, Saturn’s Titan). […]
April 11, 2014

Apollo 11 checklist, Mercury-era spacesuit fetch over $111,000 at NYC auction of space items

NEW YORK, N.Y. – An Apollo 11 lunar surface checklist sheet was among the coveted items sold at a New York City auction of space exploration […]
March 2, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy?

Hello again. If you remember, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Mercury. This time, I thought it would […]
January 30, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Mercury

If you remember, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Venus. This time, I thought it would be a […]
January 3, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Venus

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? If you remember, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about the Asteroid […]
December 17, 2013

Welcome 2014, Here’s 14 Facts About Astronauts and Space

2014 is just around the corner, and every year we’re finding new and fascinating things about space! To celebrate the up-coming New Year, here are 14 […]