NASA’s InSight Waits Out Dust Storm

InSight’s team is taking steps to help the solar-powered lander continue operating for as long as possible.

Ten Years of Curiosity on Mars

Today marks 10 years since the Curiosity rover landed on Mars.

Geology from 50 Light-Years: Webb Gets Ready to Study Rocky Worlds

Another intriguing possibility, however, is that 55 Cancri e is not tidally locked. Instead, it may be like Mercury, rotating three times for every two orbits (what’s known as a…

Webb Telescope’s Coldest Instrument Reaches Operating Temperature

There are still more challenges that the team will have to face before MIRI can start its scientific mission. Now that the instrument is at operating temperature, team members will…

Goldilocks planets ‘with a tilt’ may develop more complex life

GOLDSCHMIDT CONFERENCE Research News Planets which are tilted on their axis, like Earth, are more capable of evolving complex life. This finding will help scientists refine the search for more…

The Lakes of Mars

Guest “Let’s light this candle! Part Deux” by David Middleton NEWS 28 SEPTEMBER 2020Water on Mars: discovery of three buried lakes intrigues scientistsResearchers have detected a group of lakes hidden…

Finally: JPL intends to get a GRASP on accurate sea level and ice measurements

A climate science bombshell: New proposal from NASA JPL admits to “spurious” errors in current satellite based sea level and ice altimetry, calls for new space platform to fix the…