NASA’s Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer or SPHEREx spacecraft is currently slated for a 2023 liftoff. It is hoped that SPHEREx will help astronomers how common the elements of life are throughout the universe. Image Credit: Caltech A new space probe designed to observe […]

The Northwestern researchers have been culling data from the Human Experimentation Research Analog (HERA) at Houston’s Johnson Space Center. HERA’s capsule simulator houses crews for up to 45 days; a mock mission control outside the capsule augments the realism with sound effects, vibrations and communication delays. Those on the inside […]

Researchers have identified a second possible impact crater in northwest Greenland, just over 100 miles from the Hiawatha crater announced in November 2018. Last November, scientists’ minds were blown by the discovery of a 19-mile-wide crater under Greenland. The crater had been hiding in plain sight just 150 miles from a major […]

This illustration shows the MAVEN spacecraft and the limb of Mars. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center NASA’s 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign today to tighten its orbit around Mars. The operation will reduce the highest point of the MAVEN […]