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Proposed NASA Mission Would Visit Neptune’s Curious Moon Triton

When NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Neptune's strange moon Triton three decades ago, it wrote a planetary science cliffhanger. Voyager 2 is the only...

Three New Views of Mars’ Moon Phobos

Three new views of the Martian moon Phobos have been captured by NASA's Odyssey orbiter. Taken this past winter and this spring, they capture...

Laser-powered rover to explore Moon’s dark shadows

A laser light shone through the dark could power robotic exploration of the most tantalising locations in our Solar System: the permanently-shadowed craters around...

Engineering professor works to bridge the gap between Earth, moon

Shirley Dyke doesn’t see the moon as a crater-filled sphere. She expects lunar dwellings to begin emerging in a decade, helping reach out to...

Researchers have discovered possibly active lunar tectonic processes

Researchers have discovered a system of ridges spread across the nearside of the Moon topped with freshly exposed boulders. The ridges could be evidence...

A next-generation seismometer system to Measure Moonquakes

NASA hasn’t measured moonquakes since Apollo astronauts deployed a handful of measuring stations at various locations on the lunar surface and discovered unexpectedly that...

NASA CubeSat Will Shine a Laser Light on the Moon’s South...

As astronauts explore the Moon during the Artemis program, they may need to make use of the resources that already exist on the lunar...

Astronomers find formula for subsurface oceans in exomoons

So far, the search for extraterrestrial life has focused on planets at a distance from their star where liquid water is possible on the...

New Comprehensive Geologic Map of the Moon Released

Have you ever wondered what kind of rocks make up those bright and dark splotches on the moon? Well, the USGS has just released...

NASA Observes Earth Day With Downloadable Art

When Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders snapped the iconic Earthrise image, it captured the imagination of the people on Earth and helped to inspire...

Dust devils may roam hydrocarbon dunes on Saturn’s moon Titan

Meteorological conditions on Saturn’s large moon Titan, the strange, distant world that may be the most Earth-like in the solar system, appear conducive to...

Time-travelling ESA team explore a virtual Moon

If someone had been watching as Apollo 15's Falcon Lunar Module headed down beside the moon's Appenine mountains in 1971, then this is what...

Help Pave the Way for Artemis: Send NASA Your Mini Moon...

Future exploration of the Moon and beyond will require tools of all shapes and sizes - from sweeping orbiters to the tiniest of rovers....

NASA Selects Early-Stage Technology Concepts for New, Continued Study

Future technologies that could enable quicker trips to Mars and robotic exploration of ocean worlds might have started out as NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts...

Mapping Out the Water on the Moon

In 2009, NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), the first mission to be sent by the US to the Moon in over a...

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Gets Its Wheels and Air Brakes

Final assembly and testing of NASA's Perseverance rover continues at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as the July launch window approaches. In some of...

NASA Outlines Lunar Surface Sustainability Concept

When NASA sends astronauts to the surface of the Moon in 2024, it will be the first time outside of watching historical footage most...

Astronaut urine to build moon bases

The modules that the major space agencies plan to erect on the Moon could incorporate an element contributed by the human colonizers themselves: the...

Moon Thrusters Withstand Over 60 Hot-Fire Tests

Future Artemis lunar landers could use next-generation thrusters, the small rocket engines used to make alterations in a spacecraft’s flight path or altitude, to enter lunar...

Safety zone saves giant moons from fatal plunge

Safety zone saves giant moons from fatal plunge, Numerical simulations showed that the temperature gradient in the disk of gas around a young gas...

A small grain of moon dust a big leap for moon...

A small grain of moon dust a big leap for moon exploration, NASA sent its newest team of astronauts to the Apollo 17 mission. These...

New Geochemical models that expose Saturns Moon Enceladus CO2

A Research new Geochemical models that expose Saturns Moon Enceladus CO2, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, may be controlled by chemical reactions at its...

Scientists determine the pin down timing of the moon dynamo

Scientists determine the pin down timing of the moon dynamo, A conventional compass would be of little use on the moon, which today lacks...

NASA’s Artemis Lunar Moon-to-Mars program will be on the fast track...

NASA's Artemis Lunar Moon-to-Mars program will be on the fast track in 2019, In 2019, NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the agency’s Apollo...

Clarification of tiger lines on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Now researchers Clarification of tiger lines on Saturn's moon Enceladus, The frozen little moon of Enceladus, Saturn, is a strange place. It is believed...

NASA Finds Neptune Moons Locked in Dance of Avoidance

Even by the wild standards of the outer solar system, the strange orbits that carry Neptune's two innermost moons are unprecedented, according to newly...

Lunar IceCube Mission to Locate, Study Resources Needed for Sustained Presence...

As we venture forward to the Moon and establish a sustained lunar presence, finding and understanding water on the lunar surface becomes increasingly important.

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