The moon’s face doesn’t tell its whole story
November 7, 2013Researchers find that huge craters on the near side of the moon may overstate the intensity of asteroid impacts about 4.1 billion years ago.
Q&A: John Richardson and John Belcher on Voyager 1’s crossing and interstellar exploration
September 16, 2013Beyond the solar system, a probe launched in 1977 is likely to find a cold, dense sea of cosmic rays.
GRAIL reveals a battered lunar history
December 5, 2012Twin spacecraft create a highly detailed gravity map of the moon, finding an interior pulverized by early impacts.
Scientists find first evidence of dynamo generation on an asteroid
October 11, 2012A meteorite found in Antarctica holds evidence of a once-active dynamo on Vesta.
Explained: Near-miss asteroids
June 28, 2012What to do in the event of an asteroid streaking toward Earth? Activate the asteroid ‘fire drill.’
Researchers find evidence of ice content at the moon’s south pole
June 20, 2012Scientists map Shackleton crater, whose unusually bright floor may hint at the presence of ice.