Tagged With Planetary Science

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is about to suck up asteroid rubble for the first time. Watch the risky manoeuvre live.


NASA just launched its Mars alien-hunting Perseverance rover into deep space with a drone tucked under its belly


Watch NASA launch Perseverance, the space agency's alien-hunting car-size Mars rover, to the red planet



NASA added 6 HD video cameras to its next Mars rover so we can all watch the first footage of a spacecraft landing on another planet


China just launched an ambitious Mars mission that could be its first to reach the red planet — and make it just the third nation to explore the Martian surface


A simple animation by two scientists reveals what Earth's surface is made of — and how we only see 0.5% of the planet



The most detailed map of the moon's geology ever released may help astronauts explore the lunar surface


NASA slowly drains the oceans in an incredible animation, revealing hidden underwater mountain ranges and ancient land bridges


There is no permanent dark side of the moon, and this simple animation by a former NASA scientist explains why


Dead planets can 'broadcast' for up to a billion years, and they could tell astronomers what will happen after our sun blows up


NASA's next $1 billion space mission will be an alien-hunting nuclear helicopter that flies around Saturn's icy moon Titan


'This is a hard day:' NASA's Opportunity rover is dead, ending the longest-running Mars mission in history



Scientists just released the best photo yet of the most distant object ever visited by humanity


Watch the moon get pounded by 1 billion years' worth of big asteroids in a 1-minute animation


NASA just pulled off humanity's farthest-ever visit to a space object — the New Horizons probe successfully flew by Ultima Thule


NASA is about to reveal the most distant object ever visited by humanity. Here's how to see New Horizons' close-up pictures for the first time.



NASA is about to explore Ultima Thule — the farthest object humanity has ever tried to visit. Here's what to expect from the 'mind-boggling' encounter 4 billion miles from Earth.


NASA can hear the 'haunting' sound of dust devils tearing across Mars with its new $830 million lander


NASA's new Mars mission just landed — and it could reveal why Earth is habitable but the red planet is not


NASA's InSight robot is about to land on Mars. Here's how it might survive '7 minutes of terror' and make incredible discoveries about the red planet — and Earth, too.