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!
Amazing raw Cassini images from this week
When Saturn is at its closest to Earth, it's three-quarters of a billion miles away—or more than a billion kilometers! That makes these raw images from the ringed planet all the more remarkable.
NASA image: Saturn's upper cloud layers
(Phys.org) —What the viewer might perceive to be Saturn's surface is really just the tops of its uppermost cloud layers. Everything we see is the result of fluid dynamics. Astronomers study Saturn's cloud ...
ESA's Rosetta mission sets November 12th as the landing date for Philae
ESA Rosetta mission planners have selected November 12th, one day later than initially planned, for the historic landing of Philae on a comet's surface. The landing on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will be especially ...
Rosetta comet-landing is Science's 2014 breakthrough
The top scientific breakthrough of 2014 was the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft's rendez-vous with a comet, the US journal Science said Thursday.
Cassini: Return to Rhea
After a couple of years in high-inclination orbits that limited its ability to encounter Saturn's moons, NASA's Cassini spacecraft returned to Saturn's equatorial plane in March 2015.
Best of Last Week – Possible signal from dark matter, a robo-cook and a switchboard in our brains
NASA launching new Orion spacecraft on test flight (Update)
NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.
Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres gets ready for the spotlight
The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up.
Saturn's moons: What a difference a decade makes
Almost immediately after NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft made their brief visits to Saturn in the early 1980s, scientists were hungry for more. The Voyagers had offered them only a brief glimpse of a family ...
How can we search for life on icy moons such as Europa?
Our solar system is host to a wealth of icy worlds that may have water beneath the surface. The Cassini spacecraft recently uncovered evidence of a possible ocean under the surface of Saturn's moon, Mimas.
Saturn-circling Cassini spacecraft plumbs Titan's seas next week
Is the surf up yet on Titan? As the moon of Saturn moves towards northern summer, scientists are trying to spot signs of the winds picking up. This weekend, the Cassini spacecraft plans a look at the the ...
Cassini prepares for its biggest remaining burn
(Phys.org) —NASA's Cassini spacecraft will execute the largest planned maneuver of the spacecraft's remaining mission on Saturday, Aug. 9. The maneuver will target Cassini toward an Aug. 21 encounter with ...
International Space Station enables interplanetary space exploration
If necessity is the mother of invention, then survival in space breeds many "children." These children are the research and technologies demonstrated aboard the International Space Station. For 16 years, ...