Science News Engineers are gearing up to perform a check of the Mars rover Curiosity's six wheels, which have accumulated a lot of wear and tear during the robot's 16 months on the Red Planet. In the future,
Changing Planet Europe’s Gaia Space Telescope promises to create the most accurate map of the Milky Way galaxy ever attempted. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab; background: ESO/S. Brunier Astronomers plan on the
It's called the Deep Space Network, and for the last 50 years it's provided two-way communications between earthbound mission controllers and most every spacecraft that's traveled to the moon or beyond.
For the scientists who have emotionally traveled with NASA's Voyager mission for decades, 2013 will be remembered as the year they knew Voyager 1 had finally become the first explorer from Earth to enter
As I indicated in the previous blog pieces in this series, while extraterrestrial life almost certainly exists in our Milky Way galaxy, even the nearest life-harboring planet may be tens of light-years