Astronomers have identified a weird pair of orbiting asteroids, called 288P, as the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet.
A paper presented at a planetary science conference reflects the input of engineers and asteroid scientists to discuss the best approaches for space mining.
Observations from the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the reflectiveness of exoplanet WASP-12b is “darker than fresh asphalt.”
Improved observations from NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft show an abundance of hydrogen, which is a sign of potential watery deposits.
Gas giants forming in the early moments of our solar system may have propelled so-called planetesimals in the asteroid belt toward Earth, carrying water with them.
The spacecraft’s mission will come to an end next week when it plunges into Saturn, but over the last decade it has helped to expand understanding of Saturn’s moons.
At least 500,000 pieces of space debris threaten satellites and astronauts, but a California-based company says it has a new approach for taking out the garbage.
The European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover will survey, drill, and take pictures of areas where ancient microbes may have lived.
Researchers working in the Utah desert experiment with methods for determining if Martian rock formations are suitable for tunneling.
InSight will do a deep dive into the Martian underground, putting two instruments onto the surface that will ferry information back from the depths.