Serendipitous Juno Discovery Suggests Zodiacal Light Caused by Dust from Mars

The zodiacal light is seen as a faint glow that extends upwards just before dawn or just after dusk. Scientists thought the dust that causes it came from asteroids or comets, but now new data from the Juno mission suggests the dust originated on Mars. Photo Credit: A. Fitzsimmons/ESO/Wikipedia

A team of scientists with […]

Watch Stunning New Onboard Video of Perseverance's Incredible Landing on Mars

Perseverance’s touchdown on Mars. Photos: NASA/JPL

Since its successful landing on February 18 in Jezero Crater, mission scientists for the Perseverance rover have been providing updates on the status of the rover, and so far everything seems to continue to go well. Today, NASA held a media briefing to show the amazing video footage […]

Touchdown! NASA's Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars to Begin Search for Past Life

The first low-rez raw image sent back by Perseverance from the ancient lakebed in Jezero Crater, showing many small rocks. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

After a journey of 292.5 million miles (470.8 million kilometers), NASA’s Perseverance rover has finally reached its destination – an ancient lakebed in Jezero Crater on Mars. The rover, the most […]

The New Search for Life: NASA's Perseverance Rover Aims for Feb 18 Landing on Mars

On Feb. 18, 2021, the Perseverance rover will land in Jezero Crater using the same sky crane technique that the Curiosity rover used in 2012. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s new Mars rover, Perseverance is in the final hours of its voyage to Mars, aiming for a landing in Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. […]

SpaceX Launches Powerful Turkish Communications Satellite to Start Off 2021

4x-flown #Falcon9 has delivered @Turksat communications satellite into orbit on 1st @SpaceX mission of 2021. […]

SpaceX Launches 25th Mission of the Year with Sirius XM-7, Using Only 11 Rockets

@SpaceX has successfully flown a #Falcon9 a record-breaking 5th time in a single calendat year, lifting @SiriusXM #SXM7 comsat to orbit. […]

Delta IV Heavy Launches Long-Delayed NROL-44 Mission

It’s been a long wait, but the roar of @ULALaunch #MajesticDelta echoed across the Space Coast Thursday night, delivering #NROL44 to orbit for @NatReconOfc. […]

SpaceX Prepares Record-Breaking Falcon 9 for 25th Launch of 2020

@SpaceX is ready for its 25th #Falcon9 mission of 2020 on Saturday, as it lifts @SIRIUSXM #SXM7 to orbit. […]

Long-Delayed NROL-44 Mission Aims for Thursday Night Launch

@ULALaunch is counting down to Thursday’s scheduled launch of snakebitten #MajesticDelta & long-delayed #NROL44 for @NatReconOfc. […]

ULA Aims for Dec 10 Launch with Long-Delayed NROL-44 Mission

NROL-44 will be the 12th flight of the gargantuan Delta IV Heavy. Photo Credit: ULA

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is now targeting Dec 10 to launch the long-delayed NRO-44 mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla, following repeated scrubbed launch attempts atop a Delta IV Heavy […]