A molecule that has never been detected in any other atmosphere but is ubiquitous in interstellar space has been found in Titan's atmosphere, adding intrigue to an already interesting soup of chemical compounds found on the large moon.
The unambiguous detection of molecular water (H2O) on the Moon and areas on the Moon where water could be trapped stably are reported in two papers published this week in Nature Astronomy.
Nokia Bell Labs division has been selected by NASA to build the first ever communications system on the Moon that will be deployed in late 2022 by a lunar lander developed by Intuitive Machines
In a first for the US agency, OSIRIS-REx briefly touched a primitive asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from its surface. NASA will know soon whether it collected enough material or if another attempt is needed
A known super-Earth 40 light years away could turn out to be the first water-filled world in the habitable zone of its star
Researchers at the SWRI have been working on an device called a "Clockwork Starfish" that could be used to collect samples from an asteroid
Seven countries have joined the United States in signing the Artemis Accords via a virtual ceremony, meanwhile Russia downplays its involvement in the Artemis lunar-orbiting Gateway because it is too “US-centric.”
Astronomers have spotted a rare blast of light from a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole and this is the closest one yet at just over 215 million light-years from Earth
Although not part of its original mission objectives, the BepiColombo spacecraft could get chance to search for phosphine – a gas linked to signs of life – as it makes its first fly of Venus next week
A Chinese company has put in an application to launch nearly 13,000 satellites, amidst concerns raised this week during #WorldSpaceWeek of the impact of mega-constellations on astronomical obseratories