A new map of the Schrodinger basin of the moon could help guide future exploration missions. The map project was supported by NASA and created by a team of researchers including a University of Arkansas graduate student.
NASA has a long tradition of unexpected discoveries, and the space program's TESS mission is no different. SMU astrophysicist and her team have discovered a particularly bright gamma-ray burst using a NASA telescope designed to find exoplanets - those occurring outside our solar system - particularly those that might be able to support life. It's the first time a gamma-ray burst has been found this way.
New observations of Venus from Earth reveal some of Venus's most basic properties, including the precise length of a day on Venus, the tilt of its axis and the size of its core.
An international research team including scientists from ETH Zurich has shown that almost all the world's glaciers are becoming thinner and losing mass - and that these changes are picking up pace. The team's analysis is the most comprehensive and accurate of its kind to date.
Analog astronauts--scientists living in a habitat atop a Hawaiian volcano to train for living and working on the moon and Mars--are exploring lava tubes, which may hold biosignatures of life. The researchers will present their latest findings at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2021, which is meeting from 19-30 April 2021.
A technology-packed tank top offers a simple, effective way to track astronauts' vital signs and physiological changes during spaceflight, according to research being presented at the American Physiological Society annual meeting during the Experimental Biology (EB) 2021 meeting, held virtually April 27-30.
A new study led by University of Chicago planetary scientist Edwin Kite uses a computer model of Mars to put forth a promising explanation onto how Mars once contained rivers and lakes: Mars could have had a thin layer of icy, high-altitude clouds that caused a greenhouse effect.
Scientists planning the Interstellar Probe mission, which will travel 1,000 AU from the sun, roughly 10 times as far as the Voyager spacecraft, will discuss the mission at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2021, which is taking place from 19-30 April 2021.
The SEIS seismometer package from the Mars InSight lander has collected its first continuous Martian year of data, revealing some surprises among the more than 500 marsquakes detected so far.
New research led by Curtin University has revealed how radar satellites can improve the ability to detect, monitor, prepare for and withstand natural disasters in Australia including bushfires, floods and earthquakes.