Planetary Science

Wandering Lunar Poles Due To Asteroid Impacts

Wandering Lunar Poles Due To Asteroid Impacts

As the moon shifted this way and that from the effects of asteroid impacts, the location of the wandering lunar poles moved 10 degrees in latitude

Saturn’s Moon Enceladus: New Evidence Of Habitability In Its Ocean

Saturn’s Moon Enceladus: New Evidence Of Habitability In Its Ocean

The hunt for extraterrestrial life has become more intriguing as researchers have found new proof of a crucial component of life in Enceladus' subsurface ocean

Robots on Mars Find Meteorite Strike Craters With Seismic Shock Waves

Robots on Mars Find Meteorite Strike Craters With Seismic Shock Waves

Data from NASA’s InSight detects and locates four high-speed meteoroid collisions, and then tracks down the resulting craters in satellite images from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

James Webb Telescope Provides New Perspective On Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

James Webb Telescope Provides New Perspective On Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Amazing new infrared images of Jupiter from the James Webb Space Telescope show intricate lacework around the Great Red Spot and the edges of the planet's coloured bands.

Europa, Jupiter’s Moon Likely Has Underwater Snow

Europa, Jupiter’s Moon Likely Has Underwater Snow

Evidence says that underneath Europa’s thick icy surface lays a gigantic, planet-wide ocean where underwater snow falls upwards onto upside-down ice pinnacles and submerged valleys.

Moon Dust Would Give Astronauts Lunar Hay Fever

Moon Dust Would Give Astronauts Lunar Hay Fever

Astronauts of the future spending long periods of time on the moon could suffer from bronchitis and other health problems by inhaling tiny particles of lunar dust, a study indicates.

NASA Satellites Solve A Mystery About Earth’s Magnetic Field

NASA Satellites Solve A Mystery About Earth’s Magnetic Field

In the first major results of NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, a new study contains a groundbreaking look at the interaction between the magnetic fields of Earth and the sun.

Ultracool Dwarf Star Harbors 3 Potentially Habitable Worlds

Ultracool Dwarf Star Harbors 3 Potentially Habitable Worlds

Three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth have been discovered by Astronomers using the TRAPPIST telescope at the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla Observatory.

Refining The Detection of Quasar Radio Waves For Geodesy

Refining The Detection of Quasar Radio Waves For Geodesy

A new amplifier generates extremely low amounts of internal electromagnetic noise and will help measure our planet from space more precisely than ever before.