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’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’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

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

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

Surface of Mars looks maroon… but it’s just NASA’s camera on the blink

Mars as you’ve never seen it before: Surface of the Red Planet looks maroon… but it’s just NASA’s camera on the blink NASA’s Perseverance rover has taken a series of breathtaking pictures of the colourful surface of the Mars   Rover, which landed last week, was the first to video its own landing and has taken … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance rover captures first look of a craft landing on Mars from the moment

The world received the first up-close look of a spacecraft landing on Mars in a video beamed back to NASA by its ‘most sophisticated’ rover, Perseverance, which touched down Thursday.  The video begins with the violent release of the sonic parachute from the rover, along with ejection of the heat shield and shows the moment the … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance rover takes its first color photos of Mars

NASA has released new images of the Perseverance rover on Mars, including a shot taken during the ‘seven minutes of terror’ when it endured tumultuous conditions that battered the craft as it entered the Martian atmosphere and approached the surface. The $2.2.billion rover touched down on the Martian surface Thursday following a 239 million mile journey … Read more

NASA’s Hubble spacecraft discovers evidence of a weather system on nearby ‘Hot Jupiter’

NASA’s Hubble spacecraft discovers evidence of a WEATHER system on nearby ‘Hot Jupiter’ exoplanet – despite blistering surface temperatures of 2,192°F Researchers examined images of WASP-31b taken by the Hubble telescope  WASP-31b is an extremely hot ‘puffy planet’ 1,305 light years away from Earth  It is tidally locked, with one side facing the star and the … Read more

NASA’s Russian-built International Space Station toilets cost £14m

How to spend a penny is space! NASA toilets cost up to £14million and have system of pipes and vacuum tubes that blast out your business… to be burned up in Earth’s atmosphere NASA shelled out £14million for a Russian designed space toilet back in 2007 The toilet uses super-special vacuum cleaners to blast waste into … Read more