June 28, 2016: VIDEO: Juno Mission Trailer - Video Credit: NASA, JPL, Juno Mission - Explanation: What will NASA's Juno spacecraft find when it reaches Jupiter next Monday? Very little, if Juno does not survive Jupiter Orbit Insertion, a complex series of operations in an unknown environment just above Jupiter's cloud tops. If successful, as explained in the featured video, More...
Kepler 452b: What to know about this newly-found, maybe Earth-like world. The planet, designated as Kepler 452b, is the first Earth-sized world discovered orbiting a sunlike star in the habitable zone — the area around a star that would allow a planet to maintain liquid water on its surface. it's a pretty close analog for Earth & the sun, & it is the first potentially rocky planet found in the habitable zone of its sunlike star. Kepler 452b also has a similar orbit to Earth's, making a…
Rosetta spacecraft to land probe on comet - and make scientific history
Dutch astrophysicist Dr Fred Jansen is no stranger to the difficulties of space exploration. He led the team that put an X-ray observatory in orbit in the 1990s, and has since overseen exploration operations to Mars and Venus. But the Rosetta mission manager described his latest challenge as the most difficult yet.
Pluto-bound probe suffers glitch days before dwarf planet encounter
Pluto-bound probe suffers glitch days before dwarf planet encounter - NASA's New Horizons probe appears to be back in action. Mission controllers found the source of the spacecraft's glitch, and the craft should resume its planned science observations of Pluto and its moons starting Monday. The problem was caused by a timing flaw in New Horizons' command sequence ahead of the planned flyby on July 14, according to NASA. The space agency has a full statement about the incident.
There is evidence of at least two planets larger than Earth lurking in our solar system beyond Pluto, a new analysis of "extreme trans-Neptunian objects" reveal March 26, 2014: A newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed "Sedna" is seen in this artist's concept released by NASA. (AP)