As solar max approaches, new tech is on call.
The Gaia mission’s asteroid survey will help dig deeper into the solar system’s rocky history.
Several dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way were likely stolen from the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The rover will explore a once water rich region on Mars’s surface and search for evidence of current and past life.
BepiColombo may launch as early as this weekend. It seeks to unravel the mysteries of Mercury’s geologic and magnetic past and map the small planet’s cratered surface.
Salty snow throws off satellite-based estimates of Arctic sea ice thickness by up to 25%. A new method seeks to fix that.
A year after the end of the Rosetta mission, the real scientific fun begins.
After its thrusters shut off prematurely, the European Space Agency's newest lander probably crash-landed from 2–4 kilometers above the surface.
On the way to its demise, the probe intimately viewed a dust-spewing pit and measured close up the gravity field, temperature, and other features of the comet.
The Philae probe, dropped onto a comet by the Rosetta spacecraft, has made contact with a surface thought too hard to be on a comet and has detected a few organic molecules new to comet exploration.