The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN will study the Red Planet’s wispy atmosphere and try to figure out how it got that way.
Because of the exorbitant cost, only a handful of missions—including the Apollo moon landings—have returned samples of extraterrestrial material to Earth. One scientist wants to change that with an idea for a spacecraft that could grab material
One proposal that recently won funding for NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Program: an idea to build a Super Ball Bot that could bound across the surface of another world, going where rovers fear to tread.
One of my favorite topics: space probes.