Stormy activity and rippling ice at Mars’ north pole

Stormy activity and rippling ice at Mars’ north pole

The European Space Agency (ESA) shared a stunning image captured by Mars Express' High-Resolution Stereo Camera on the red planet, showing a stormy activity on the icy cap at the north pole, with swathes of ice, dark troughs, depressions, and signs of strong…

Sounds of the solar wind as recorded by Parker Solar Probe

Sounds of the solar wind as recorded by Parker Solar Probe

Just 17 months since launch, and after three orbits around the Sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe – designed, built, and now operated by Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) – brings us amazing sounds of solar wind and hints at origins of this…

Details of Parker Solar Probe’s groundbreaking discoveries about the Sun

Details of Parker Solar Probe’s groundbreaking discoveries about the Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe surprised scientists with its groundbreaking views of the Sun as the first results from the mission were released on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Scientists observed bursts of energetic particles never seen before on a small scale, and…

Global storms on Mars launch dust towers 80 km (50 miles) into the sky

Global storms on Mars launch dust towers 80 km (50 miles) into the sky

When a massive dust storm on Mars– like the one in 2018– reaches its full potential, it can transform into a globe-bestriding colossus. This happens often on the red planet, and these storms typically start out as a sequence of smaller storms. NASA scientists said…

Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space, becomes second to leave the heliosphere

Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space, becomes second to leave the heliosphere

​University of Iowa researchers have reported on November 4, 2019, that the spacecraft Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space outside the heliosphere or the protective bubble particles and magnetic fields produced by the Sun….

NASA presents nearly 20 years of global rain

NASA presents nearly 20 years of global rain

NASA has presented its near-global estimate of rain and snow covering the past 19 years. The release allows scientists to study both long term and short term trends in Earth's precipitation. NASA's IMERG or the Integrated Multi-Satellite Retrievals for…

Hayabusa2 spacecraft deploys its last rover to asteroid Ryugu

Hayabusa2 spacecraft deploys its last rover to asteroid Ryugu

JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has released MINERVA-II2 with its last rover toward asteroid Ryugu on Thursday, October 3, 2019. The rover is expected to land by October 8 as part of its final mission before returning to Earth, according to Japan Aerospace…