A crater on Mars has recently been found to provide evidence of a glacial lake, indicating that Mars experienced periods of warming during its ice ages.
New research shows that Uranus is subject to X-rays from the Sun, and even at its great distance, it can reflect those X-rays back to us in detectable numbers.
Your space fact for this week is that in 2013, Astronaut Karen Nyberg made a toy dinosaur for her son from materials already aboard the International Space Station.
This Week in Rocket History: On the morning of April 12, 1981, astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launched from the Kennedy Space Center to a low-earth orbit aboard STS-1.
On March 30, SpaceX’s Starship SN11 took to the skies in the very dense fog surrounding the launch site at Boca Chica, Texas, but did not manage to stick the landing.
Late in the evening of March 24, residents of the Seattle area got a bit of a light show: the second stage of the Falcon 9 that launched about three weeks ago burned up spectacularly upon reentry.
On March 30 at 22:45 UTC, a Chinese Long March 4C launched the Gaofen 12-02 spacecraft, the second in a series of high-resolution Earth observation satellites, into orbit.
On March 25, Arianespace and its affiliate Starsem launched a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat; onboard were 36 satellites for the OneWeb 5 mission.
On March 24, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Booster 1060 took off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and put another sixty Starlink satellites in orbit.
Researchers exploring East Antarctica found myriad small weird nodules that appear to have come from an object bigger than your typical airburst but that didn’t crater the planet.