Getting soil samples from Mars to Earth will give scientists a chance to learn a lot more about the red planet. A project to do this has taken a big step forward after Airbus agreed to build a rover to help retrieve the samples.
Few things instill a sense of wonder quite like the final frontier. The best space photos show off the beauty of Earth, our solar system, and the far corners of the universe. Here are our current favorites.
Now scheduled to launch in 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope will be the most powerful telescope in existence, replacing NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, capturing infrared light from the first galaxies of the ancient universe.
An international group of scientists reported that dozens of planetary candidates have been identified by measuring light fluctuations using K2, the mission that followed up NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.
While SpaceX has a pretty good track record for recovering first-stage rocket boosters, it has yet to perfect the fairing recovery process. Catching a fairing (the "nose cone" of the rocket) is completely different than landing a booster.
While traditional telescopes can be difficult to use and install, Stellina offers up a simple, more user-friendly way to take a closer look at the heavens. This app-enabled telescope hopes to bring astronomy to the masses.
Thousands of previously unknown craters have been spotted on the moon thanks to an artificial intelligence program designed by researchers. The system may help scientists better understand the history of the solar system.