July 28, 2014
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving, and is not far from completing the first extraterrestrial marathon. The previous record was held by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover.
July 27, 2014
Scientists using mission data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon’s underground sea all the way to its surface.
July 24, 2014
As the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe approaches Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for an August rendezvous, the comet's core is coming into sharper focus. Today ESA released a new set of images and a must-see 3D model.
July 24, 2014
An X-ray signal from the Perseus cluster of galaxies, which researchers say cannot be explained by known physics, could be a key clue to the nature of Dark Matter.
July 22, 2014
Two years ago today, a historic solar storm narrowly missed Earth, prompting forecasters to revise the odds of future impacts.
July 17, 2014
New images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the target of ESA's Rosetta probe, show that 67P is no ordinary comet.
July 14, 2014
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is only a year away from Pluto. Researchers are buzzing with anticipation as NASA prepares to encounter a new world for the first time in decades.
July 10, 2014
The summer of 2014 will be bathed in moonlight as three perigee "supermoons" occur in consecutive months: July 12, August 10, and September 9.
July 8, 2014
A new species is about to join astronauts on the International Space Station: Drosophila melanogaster, also known as the "fruit fly." Genetically speaking, the bug-eyed insects have a lot in common with human beings, and they are poised to teach researchers a great deal about voyaging into deep space.
July 2, 2014
Scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini mission have found evidence of an ocean inside Saturn's largest moon, Titan, which might be as salty as the Earth's Dead Sea.