Pluto’s fascinating terrain and various geologic features are revealed in detail in this latest black-and-white image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The image was taken with the onboard Long Range Reconnaissance Imager, or LORRI on July 9, while New Horizons was approximately 5.4 million km away from the dwarf planet. Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI
On the 3,309th Martian day, or sol, of its mission on Mars (May 15, 2013), NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity drove 263 feet (80 meters) southward along the western rim of Endeavour Crater. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
PASADENA, Calif — While Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt visited Earth’s moon for three days […]
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity working in the Matijevic Hill area on Endeavour’s rim. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State University
NASA announced that Mars rover Opportunity recovered from a glitch that forced the rover into standby mode on April 22.
“Opportunity rover is back under ground control, executing a sequence of commands sent by the […]
An artist’s depiction of the Juno probe at Jupiter. Image Credit: JPL
The Juno probe to Jupiter has fired its engine to refine its trajectory to bring it back to Earth, not permanently, just for a gravity assist.
HiRISE image of Curiosity’s landing area. Photo Credit: NASA
Curiosity, the car-sized rover that landed on Mars Sunday night, used possibly the most complicated landing systems ever devised. When engineers got confirmation that the rover was down Sunday night, they didn’t really know where it was or how exactly the landing had gone. They […]
The Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity safely touched down on the surface of Mars at 1:34 a.m. EDT. The stage is now set to have Curiosity search the Red Planet for signs of life. Image Credit: Max-Q Entertainment
A difficult and daring descent by NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) has resulted in a spectacular […]