NASA’s Curiosity Rover Drills Sandstone Slab on Mars

Portions of rock powder collected by the hammering drill on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover from a slab of Martian sandstone will be delivered to the rover’s internal instruments. Rover team members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., received confirmation early today (Tuesday) of Curiosity’s third successful acquisition of a … Learn More

Astronomers May Have Spotted A Moon Orbiting an Extrasolar Planet

According to NASA, more than 1,000 extrasolar planets have been confirmed in recent years. There are also thousands more potential planets beyond our solar system that are waiting to be discovered. Now, an international group of astronomers think they may have found the first exomoon, or moon circling an exoplanet, some 1,800 light … Learn More

Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus has an underground sea of liquid water

  Understanding the interior structure of 500 km-diameter Enceladus has been a top priority of the Cassini mission since plumes of ice and water vapour were discovered jetting from ‘tiger stripe’ fractures at the moon’s south pole in 2005. Subsequent observations of the jets showed them to be relatively warm compared … Learn More