Latest NASA's Genesis Mission Stories
The sun and the solar system's rocky inner planets, including the Earth, may have formed differently than previously thought.
An international team of scientists, including Dr Chris Coath from the University of Bristol, have measured oxygen isotopes in solar wind, captured by NASAâ€™s Genesis mission, to infer the isotopic composition of the Sun, and, by inference, the solar system as a whole.
Genesis mission yields solar isotopic composition despite hard landing.
Analysis of samples returned by NASA's Genesis mission indicates our sun and its inner planets may have formed differently than scientists previously thought.
Analyzing the mix of hydrogen, oxygen and noble gases found in the sun can answer one of the biggest questions of the universe: How did our solar system evolve?
Ever since astronauts returned from another world, scientists have been mystified by some of the moon rocks they brought back. Now one of the mysteries has been solved.