Saturn's moon Enceladus could be another location for life beyond Earth
The Cassini mission that has investigated Saturn since 2004 has revealed much about the giant planet and its many moons. Perhaps most tantalising is the discovery that the moon Enceladus is the source of stro ...
JUICE mission gets green light for next stage of development
The European Space Agency's JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) mission has been given the green light to proceed to the next stage of development. This approval is a milestone for the mission, which aims ...
Why the Rosetta mission is this generation's moon landing
The thing everyone seems to talk about with the moon landings is the idea of the whole world stopping to watch. It was a mission that overcame nationalism, it wasn't "America" putting a man on the moon, it ...
Mission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing
It's the moon mission for the masses. A project to fund a private lunar exploration mission got underway Wednesday, offering the public the chance to take part.
China's lunar test spacecraft takes incredible picture of Earth and Moon together
The Chinese lunar test mission Chang'e 5T1 has sent back some amazing and unique views of the Moon's far side, with the Earth joining in for a cameo in the image above. According to the crew at UnmannedSpaceflight.com ...
Watch the "blood moon" eclipse from Mercury (w/ Video)
Yes, it's another time-lapse of the October 8 lunar eclipse that was observed by skywatchers across half the Earth… except that these images weren't captured from Earth at all; this was the view from Mercury!
The case for a mission to Mars' moon Phobos
Ask any space enthusiast, and almost anyone will say humankind's ultimate destination is Mars. But NASA is currently gearing up to go to an asteroid. While the space agency says its Asteroid Initiative will ...
Cassini tracks clouds developing over a Titan sea
(Phys.org) —NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently captured images of clouds moving across the northern hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's moon Titan. This renewed weather activity, considered overdue by researchers, ...
NASA seeks proposals for Europa mission science instruments
(Phys.org) —NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. Selected instruments could ...
Success! Cassini flies by Titan, collects intel on mysterious lakes
NASA's Cassini mission flew past Titan early Wednesday morning, successfully completing a complex maneuver that will help scientists better understand one of the solar system's most intriguing moons.
Decades-old photos emerge of Apollo training (Images)
Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar-like landscapes.
NASA missions let scientists see moon's dancing tide from orbit
(Phys.org) —Scientists combined observations from two NASA missions to check out the moon's lopsided shape and how it changes under Earth's sway – a response not seen from orbit before.
Digging deep in search of water on the moon
One of the main aims of the Apollo missions of the 1960s was to determine whether the moon had any water on it. If man were to build a colony on the moon, having water present would make living there easier.
Countdown to Mars: Indian mission prepares for blastoff (Update)
India's launches its first mission to Mars on Tuesday, aiming to become the only Asian nation to reach the Red Planet with a programme designed to showcase its low-cost space technology.