Pinnacle Island riddle solved by Opportunity

Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission controllers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, have announced recently that the rover Opportunity finally managed to solve a mystery related to the nature of a rock formation called Pinnacle Island. 

Picture of the Day: 3D Panorama from Mars

Curiosity is taking somewhat of a break. It’s not tired or anything, but the alignment of the Earth, Sun and Mars make it impossible to communicate with the rover.

NASA’s NuSTAR & ESA’s XMM help solve Black hole spin riddle

Two X-ray space observatories, NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun.

Is a Comet on Collision Course with Mars?

There is an outside chance that a newly discovered comet might be on a collision course with Mars!

Picture of the Day: Did you think this is our moon? Well guess again!

Why does one half of Dione have more craters than the other? Start with the fact that Saturn‘s moon Dione always has one side that faces Saturn, and always has one side that faces away. This is similar to Earth’s Moon. This tidal locking means that one side of Dione always leads as the moon […]

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