Space

Saying Goodbye To NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft

The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s epic 20-year mission is finally over. The spacecraft plunged into Saturn Sept. 15, incinerating itself after 20 years in space. Cassini’s plunge brings

News & Notes

Check Out This Massive Solar System Model

It’s easy to forget just how impossible massive our solar system is. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to accurately portray the solar system to scale. For example, the illustration below is wildly inaccurate. Sure, it’s

Science

A Massive Asteroid Will Safely Pass Earth Today

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an … asteroid? Later today, 2.7-mile-wide Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by our planet at a distance of about 4.4 million

Space

Check Out the New Mars Rover Concept Vehicle

In the last 40 years, NASA has successfully operated six unmanned landing craft and vehicles on the Martian surface. Now the space agency has created the next rover that will make it to the Red

Space

NASA Is Heading To the Sun For the First Time

NASA has sent spacecraft to every planet in our solar system, including some moons and other celestial objects. But next summer the American space agency will send a ship somewhere it never has before: The