Radiation, one rad at a time

Radiation is an invisible hazard of spaceflight, but a new monitoring system for ESA astronauts […]

credit: SSA

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has made the first ever resolved observation of a […]


In the distance …. a few galaxies

Fifty years ago Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise began their journey […]

credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz (STScI)

Not impact from but impact on a comet

The decision has been made for the location of Rosetta’s controlled impact on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko […]


Absolute(ly) hot

Today it was 33.5 degrees Celsius here, about 93 degrees F. According to the Met […]


A dive into the hothouse

Venus is famously hot, due to an extreme greenhouse effect which heats its surface to […]

Credit: ESA

Unnamed beauty

This striking perspective view from ESA’s Mars Express shows an unnamed but eye-catching impact crater […]

credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin

Listening, finally

We all love that feeling of “being there” when it comes to missions to other […]

credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars 20/20 vision

After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to […]

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech