NASA’s Perseverance rover, parachute, heat shield and descent stage spotted on Mars by ESA

NASA‘s Perseverance rover, the parachute that helped it land and the descent stage have been spotted on Mars by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars orbiter. The rover first landed on the Red Planet on February 18 after a hair raising ‘7 minutes of terror’ descent to the Martian surface that saw it slowed down … Read more

NASA announces SpaceX Crew-2 mission will fly astronauts from three different agencies to the

NASA and SpaceX are in final preparations to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on a Falcon 9 rocket and have announced two crew members making the journey for the first time. The second crewed mission of the commercial spacecraft will launch from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida no sooner … Read more

How a NASA scientists is working from home in LEWISHAM

Working from home can sometimes feel like another world – but for Sanjeev Gupta this is literally true. The professor is helping operate Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover…from his one-bed flat above a south London hair salon. Were it not for the lockdown, the British geologist would be alongside other scientists at Nasa’s mission control in … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance’s most stunning shots of the Red Planet from its first week on Mars

NASA‘s Perseverance rover has spent the last week on the surface of Mars and in that short time has already sent back thousands of photos – including a cheeky selfie. The latest rover from the US space agency landed on the Red Planet just before 21:00 GMT on Thursday, February 18 after a hair raising … Read more

NASA takes the world on a tour of Mars using Perseverance’s high resolution panorama

NASA gave the world a tour of Mars using the high resolution 360-degree panorama Perseverance sent back from the Red Planet. The rover captured the scene using its powerful Mast Camera Mastcam-Z for short, as it sat about one and a half miles from the basin of the Jezero Crater with mountains in the distance … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance transmits photo of after ‘sky crane’ intentionally crashed on Mars

NASA shared an image showing moments after ‘sky crane’ intentionally crashed into Mars after it safely delivered the Perseverance rover to the Red Planet. The sky crane lowered the car-sized rover to Martian surface with long mechanical bridles and flew off to a safe distance where it crashed into the surface – and Perseverance captured … Read more

Evidence of melting snow on Mars flowing into gullies hints at prospect of life on planet

How important is the presence of liquid water? It is now widely believed that Mars holds a reasonably large volume of water. However, the surface of the planet is so cold, this water exists only as ice. In order for life to exist on a planet, many scientists believe it is essential for the world … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance transmits photo of the ‘sky crane’ intentionally crashing on Mars

NASA shared an image showing moments after ‘sky crane’ intentionally crashed into Mars after it safely delivered the Perseverance rover to the Red Planet. The sky crane lowered the car-sized rover to Martian surface with long mechanical bridles and flew off to a safe distance where it crashed into the surface – and Perseverance captured … Read more

History beyond the clouds: 1968 Earthrise photo and lunar landing images among 600 snaps being sold

It was a photo of Earth which put human existence into perspective. The 1968 ‘Earthrise’ image, which was taken by astronauts from NASA‘s Apollo 8 mission, showed our planet as it looked from 240,000 miles away – a blue and white ball rising above the grey landscape of the moon and surrounded by pitch black. … Read more

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe snaps a stunning photo of Venus

NASA has revealed a stunning photo of Venus taken by its Parker Solar Probe from 7,693 miles away. The image, taken July 11 last year, is an almost eerie black and white shot of the planet’s nightside – the side facing away from the Sun.  A bright rim around the edge of the planet is … Read more