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Image: Models of Proba-3 designs

The design evolution of ESA's Proba-3 double satellite is shown by this trio of 3D-printed models, each pair – from left to right – produced after successive development milestones.

dateMay 04, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Cassini image: Criss-crossed rings

At first glance, Saturn's rings appear to be intersecting themselves in an impossible way. In actuality, this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the rings in front of the planet, upon which the shadow of the rings ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Space Exploration
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On the road to finding other Earths

Scientists are getting closer to finding worlds that resemble our own "blue marble" of a planet. NASA's Kepler mission alone has confirmed more than 1,000 planets outside our solar system—a handful of which are a bit bigger ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Astronomy
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Hiding in the sunshine: the search for other Earths

We humans might not be the only ones to ponder our place in the universe. If intelligent aliens do roam the cosmos, they too might ask a question that has gripped humans for centuries: Are we alone? These aliens might even ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Astronomy
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