Latest Regolith Stories
We have even hardly begun to scratch the surface of Mars, yet scientists are already trying to find ways to be eco-friendly on the Red Planet.
If all goes well in the next test, alien soil could be a key ingredient to a new generation of heat shield being developed.
NASA is conducting a nine-day field test starting Tuesday outside Hilo, Hawaii, to evaluate new exploration techniques for the surface of the moon.
Japanese scientists have determined that the most common meteorites found on Earth are born from stony asteroids.
Mercury and its environment constitute a complex system that includes interactions among the interplanetary medium, the planetâ€™s magnetic field, its tenuous atmosphere (or exosphere), and its surface.
The ongoing search for evidence of past or present life on Mars includes efforts to identify organic compounds such as proteins in Martian soil, but their absence to date remains a mystery.
Shortly after the Moon formed, an asteroid smacked into its southern hemisphere and gouged out a truly enormous crater, the South Pole-Aitken basin, almost 1,500 miles across and more than five miles deep.
Nineteen teams pushed their robot competitors to the limit, and three teams claimed a total of $750,000 in NASA prizes at this year's Regolith Excavation Challenge on Oct 18.
Reporters are invited to attend the 2009 Regolith Excavation Challenge Oct. 17-18 at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.