Tagged With Planetary Science

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.


NASA will dig for signs of alien life on Mars in Jezero Crater — the landing site for its 2020 rover



NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft is probing Jupiter's deepest secrets — here are Juno's biggest discoveries so far


NASA's only mission to the asteroid belt is dying after 11 years in space — but it might tee up a future discovery of alien life


NASA 'tasted' complex organic compounds in a blast of water from one of Saturn's moons — and can't yet rule out the possibility that they're from alien life


NASA's nuclear-powered Mars rover took an amazing selfie during an intense global dust storm



This astronomer's poem beautifully explains the monumental discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets


A dust storm large enough to cover North America and Russia is engulfing Mars -- and NASA images reveal how bleak the situation is


The moon's formation may have been far more violent than we thought


NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken gorgeous new photos of the giant planet