NASA's Ingenuity helicopter sees a beautiful sunset on Mars

Sunsets provide some of the most beautiful natural imagery anywhere on Earth. People flock from all over to see sunsets at specific places at specific times, such as when they perfectly align down a street in Manhattan. But ...

Astronomers come closer to understanding how Mercury formed

Simulations of the formation of the solar system have been largely successful. They are able to replicate the positions of all the major planets along with their orbital parameters. But current simulations have an extreme ...

Two rare super-Mercuries discovered in the same star system

While observing the star system HD 23472 with the ESPRESSO spectrograph (ESO), a team led by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço's (IA3) researcher Susana Barros (IA & Dep. de Física e Astronomia—Faculdade ...

Assembling the first global map of lunar hydrogen

Using data collected over two decades ago, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, have compiled the first complete map of hydrogen abundances on the Moon's surface. The map ...

Titan's river maps may advise Dragonfly's sedimental journey

With future space exploration in mind, a Cornell-led team of astronomers has published the final maps of Titan's liquid methane rivers and tributaries—as seen by NASA's late Cassini mission—so that may help provide context ...

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