The next wave of lunar explorers is headed to terrain that promises to be both stunning and challenging. Here’s how they’ll cope with some of the difficulties they’ll encounter.
Data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have been instrumental in pinpointing where other Moon-bound spacecraft have crashed.
Scientists say now is the time to unlock the secrets of Uranus and suggest a low-cost, low-risk way to do so.
OSIRIS-REx will help reveal Bennu’s detailed carbon chemistry and history of space weathering and unlock a key piece of the solar system’s early history.
A novel method uses gravity data to determine where density anomalies lie inside planetary bodies.
Data collected by the BepiColombo spacecraft traces the causes of the strange aurora, which course through the planet’s weak magnetosphere.
With each flyby, the BepiColombo mission gets another boost of energy for its eventual orbital insertion around Mercury.
Narrowing down the search is essential for gaining time on a high-powered telescope that could spot the hypothesized planet directly.
Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover images of abraded surface rocks may retain records of ancient wind directions, providing important ground-truth to our understanding of Mars’ recent climate history.
The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover conducted the first investigation of volcanic rocks where they stand in their original configuration on the surface of Mars.