A new plan from NASA could help prevent mass disaster if the Earth is hit by a giant meteor. Although no object is currently predicted to strike our home planet, this new report outlines ways to detect and deflect dangerous objects, as well as contingency plans should an impact occur.Read More NASA Reveals New Plan to Save Earth from Asteroids
The Resource Prospector mission to the Moon has been cancelled by NASA. This rover would have been the first mining mission sent to another world. Scientists hoped to find vital materials for spaceflight beneath the lunar surface. Officials at the space agency cancelled the mission on April 27th.Read More NASA Cancels Resource Prospector Mission to the Moon
The InSight spacecraft is ready for launch to Mars. Scheduled to liftoff on May 5th, this lander will be the first spacecraft designed to explore the interior of Mars, including Mars quakes.Read More InSight Mission Ready for Launch to Mars
The search for planets beyond our solar system is going to be expanded by the launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, the latest space-based observatory from NASA.Read More TESS Mission from NASA Set to Seek Out New Worlds
Images of Jupiter taken by the Juno spacecraft show stunning colorful waves rotating around the largest planet in the Solar System. Take a look…Read More NASA Reveals Time Lapse Images of Jupiter’s South Pole
NASA hopes to send a submarine to Titan to explore oceans of methane and ethane on the largest satellite orbiting Saturn. Here is the story of how researchers at WSU found ways of overcoming challenges with the mission.Read More Visiting the Vast Oceans of Titan with a NASA Submarine Just Got a Little Closer to Reality
Humans on long spaceflights will need food, but providing it would cost significant amounts of money and energy. Is recycling human waste the best option?Read More Will Astronauts Produce Food from Human Waste?
The Mars Curiosity rover is tweeting once more from the surface of Mars. The selfie it sent back to Earth is adorable!Read More Mars Curiosity Rover is Back Following Government Shutdown and the Selfie is Adorable!
Water ice found on Mars could provide humans with needed supplies on the way to visit other worlds in our solar system.Read More Will Ice Deposits Found on Mars Allow Humans to Colonize the Solar System?