A briefcase-sized spacecraft nicknamed ‘Wall-E’ snapped this pale-blue-dot shot of Earth

‘Wall-E’ is one of a pair of CubeSats that’s following a lander spacecraft as it cruises toward Mars The first image captured by one of NASA’s Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats. The image, which shows both the CubeSat’s unfolded high-gain antenna at right and the Earth and its moon in […]

Most Detailed 3D Atlas of a Billion Stars Released by ESA | VIDEO

• Satellite is now just over half-way through its five-year mission and the first batch of data has been released • The one billion stars it has located are still only one per cent of the Milky Way’s estimated stellar population Abigail Beall Mailonline9-14-16 • Gaia’s mapping effort is already […]

First U.S. Asteroid Sample Return Mission | VIDEO

OSIRIS-REx will travel to near-Earth asteroid Bennu on a sample return mission.      NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding […]

JUNO: Earth’s Fastest Spacecraft Arrives at Jupiter | VIDEO

     After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4. PRESS RELASE By NASA7-4-16 “Independence […]

Object Beyond Pluto is Next Target for NASA’s New Horizons Probe | VIDEO

Artist’s impression of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering a Pluto-like object in the distant Kuiper Belt. NASA announced today (Aug. 28, 2015) that it has selected 2014 MU69 as its first choice for the probe’s secondary mission.Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Alex Parker By Calla CofieldSpace.com8-28-15      NASA’s New Horizons probe, which flew […]

Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime Flyby

Germans Flew Flying Saucers in 1944, Claims Engineer | UFO CHRONICLE – 1954 By Mike Wallwww.space.com10-19-14       A comet zoomed by Mars today (Oct. 19) in an extremely rare close encounter that scientists billed as a “once-in-a-lifetime” event that may help researchers better understand the earliest days of […]

MARS: Rare Comet Encounter To Be Captured By Spacecraft

MARS: Rare Comet Encounter To Be Captured By Spacecraft By ALYSSA NEWCOMBABCnews10-10-14       A comet will hurtle past Mars next weekend, nearly missing the Red Planet but providing a once-in-a-lifetime show that will be captured by NASA’s fleet of spacecraft. Comet Siding Spring will pass within 87,000 miles […]

Mysterious ‘Island’ on Saturn Moon Puzzles Scientists | VIDEO

Mysterious ‘Island’ on Saturn Moon Puzzles Scientists By Mike Wallspace.com9-30-14       Saturn’s huge moon Titan just got a little more mysterious. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has spotted an odd islandlike feature in Ligeia Mare, one of Titan’s largest hydrocarbon seas. Scientists don’t know what to make of the feature, […]

NASA Mars Orbiter Arrives at Red Planet Tonight | VIDEO

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+’://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js’;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, ‘script’, ‘twitter-wjs’); var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true}; NASA Mars Orbiter Arrives at Red Planet Tonight: Watch It Live By Elizabeth Howell Space.com9-21-14      A NASA spacecraft built to study the atmosphere of Mars like never before will arrive at the Red Planet tonight (Sept. 21) and you can […]