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Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at the mission's next science waypoint.
Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon’s north polar region.
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon's
HOUSTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New perspectives of the moon, initial results from the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission and a geophysical perspective
Chang'e 3 landed on the moon's Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains), on Dec. 14, 2013. The LROC instrument aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has now imaged the Chinese lander and rover three times
The team operating NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission successfully completed, on Feb. 19, 2014, the initial post-launch power-on and checkout of the spacecraft's Electra Ultra High Frequency Transceiver.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has reached an area where orbital images had piqued researchers' interest in patches of ground with striations all oriented in a similar direction.
Terrain that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is now crossing is as smooth as team members had anticipated based on earlier images from orbit.
After a dramatic, albeit premature eulogy, China’s lunar rover has sprung back to life like a zombie from The Walking Dead. The rover was put into hibernation in January, which many believed would have been a permanent sleep for the craft.
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory has sent its first images of the moon back to Earth. These images represent the first time that NASA officials have commanded LADEE to send images back to Earth.
Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...