The Mars InSight lander captured data from a Marsquake caused by a meteoroid impact on December 24, 2021. That data helped find the crater.
The cause of a Christmas Eve quake on Mars Super sources of a climate-warming greenhouse gas And images of Earth from a passing spacecraft a few of the stories to tell you about This Week at NASA! https://youtu.be/CC2lvJHtI2E InSight Lander Detects Stunning Meteoroid Impact on Ma
From meteorite strikes on Mars to the James Webb Space Telescope capturing multiple galaxies merging near a black hole, read about it all in our weekly space news recap.
InSight's mission, which has helped reveal the internal structure of Mars and its seismic activity, originally was planned for two years but was extended to four. When the power runs out, NASA will lose contact with InSight.
One of the biggest meteor strikes ever witnessed in the solar system has been recorded by two different Mars missions.
To crash land a spacecraft on Mars, JPL built the Simplified High Impact Energy Landing Device also known as SHIELD.
The NASA Perseverance rover is paving the way for future missions which intend to bring samples back from Mars to Earth for the first time.
NASA has observed a huge fresh crater near Mars' equator. A recent meteorite strike blasted boulder-size ice out of the ground. The discovery means there is underground water in the warmest part of the red planet.
This week, see what a space rock uncovered when it slammed into Mars, learn why Antarctica's emperor penguins need protecting, explore a long-lost shipwreck, meet a nose-picking primate, and more.
Although NASA's Mars InSight mission's end still looms, the lander is through the worst of the storm and dust is beginning to drop out of the Red Planet's skies.
Scientists exposed an extremely robust microbe to extreme radiation in simulated Mars-like environs, showing that life could endure for millions of years in the Martian subsurface.
The massive marsquake, detected on Dec. 24, 2021, was caused by a Martian impact.
Scientists researching forest carnivores such as martens, foxes and coyotes spend hours clambering through rugged terrain, sometimes in deep snow, placing and baiting camera traps to learn about animals' behavior in relation to their habitat.
"Spritacular needs your help", NASA explained in a call for citizen scientists to sen the space agency images they've captured on their phones.
The agency says the dangerous bit of junk came from the Cosmos 1408 satellite, which Russia destroyed in an anti-satellite ...
The International Space Station had to fire a thruster to dodge the debris from a 2021 Russian anti-missile test.
At 8:20 p.m. EDT (5:20 a.m. Baikonur time) on Tuesday, October 25, the uncrewed Roscosmos Progress 82 launched on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It is now safely in orbit and headed for the International Space Station (ISS). On its way to meet up with the orbiting labo
/PRNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for SpaceX's 26th commercial resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station. Liftoff of the SpaceX...
A cargo ship attached to the International Space Station fired its thrusters for five minutes Monday night (Oct. 24) to dodge a fragment of the destroyed Russian satellite Cosmos 1408.
The next cargo mission to resupply the Expedition 68 crew is prepared to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on the evening of Tuesday, October 25. In the meantime, the seven people onboard the orbital lab started the work week servicing a pair of spacesuits and working on a host of huma
Newly returned International Space Station astronauts say they were impressed with their quarters, but new tech and design thinking could push new commercial stations even further.
/PRNewswire/ -- Mudslides from forest fires cause catastrophic damage in their wake, and research aimed at predicting and possibly preventing them will launch...
A Russian Progress cargo ship ended its eight-month orbital stay with an intentional death dive into Earth's atmosphere on Sunday night (Oct. 23).
This week we have two rocket launches. The first will see Roscosmos deliver cargo to the International Space Station, and the second will see SpaceX bolter its Starlink internet constellation.
To build a base on the Moon, we could use lunar regolith, saltwater, and additive manufacturing to 3D print bricks.
The mission team continues to complete testing of the spacecrafts flight software in preparation for the 2023 launch date. On Friday, October 29, NASA announced that the agency decided its Psyche mission will go forward, targeting a launch period opening on October 10, 2023. Psyche missed its
Reach for the stars because you might just become one! Drina Shah has a fascination with space exploration and engineering. Engineering and space exploration are two things that Drina Shah finds fascinating. Shah was given the chance to work on the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative Project while he was
NASA just announced the members of the independent study team that will recommend how the study of UAP can help the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
It's known that water ice exists below the lunar regolith (broken rock and dust), but scientists don't yet understand whether surface ice frost covers the floors inside these cold craters. To find out, NASA is sending Lunar Flashlight, a small satellite (or SmallSat) no larger than a briefcase. Swooping low over the lunar South Pole, it will use lasers to shed light on these dark cratersmuch like a prospector looking for hidden treasure by shining a flashlight into a cave. The mission will launc
/PRNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday, Nov. 3, to discuss the status of its Artemis I flight test that will launch the...
Building up a lunar settlement has been the ultimate aim of lunar exploitation since humanity's first step on the moon. Yet, limited fuel and oxygen supplies restrict human survival on the moon.
Spare parts from the Seismic Experiment for Internal Structure (SEIS) will form the basis for a seismic instrument that will ...
NASA's Lucy spacecraft has captured some incredible images of the surface of the Moon while it was flying by Earth for a gravity assist.
The Orion spacecraft could be on its first trip to the moon on the Artemis I mission in less than a month, but teams at Kennedy Space Center continue to prep the next capsules planned for human missions, the first of which could fly in just over 18 months.
The U.S. midterm elections of 2022 are on Tuesday (Nov. 8), and several key races have the potential to influence space policy for years to come.
/PRNewswire/ --NASA released the results of its second agencywide economic impact report on Thursday, demonstrating how its Moon to Mars activities,...