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It Looks Like NASA Found ESA's Crashed Mars Lander

On Wednesday, the European Space Agency attempted to land a probe on Mars and things went bad. While the ExoMars mission team continues to piece together why its Schiaparelli lander lost contact with the Earth, NASA has now obtained photographic evidence of what appears to be a crash-landing.

Our Best Map Yet Of Io's Volcanic Activity Looks Terrifying

Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanically-active body in our solar system, and a recent observational campaign offers a little more insight into the a terrifying hellscape that awaits any unfortunate space probes we send there.

Our Sun's Quirky Tilt Means Planet Nine Might Actually Exist

New research links the odd and unexplained six-degree tilt of our Sun to an undiscovered planet in the outer reaches of our solar system. It’s even more evidence that planet Nine is for real.

This Is The Most Detailed Hydrogen Map Of The Milky Way Ever Created 

Using two of the world’s largest configurable telescopes, scientists have created the most detailed map yet of hydrogen atoms the Milky Way.

Yesterday's Mars Landing Did Not Go As Planned

The European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander did not touch down on Mars as planned yesterday. During a press briefing this morning, ExoMars mission scientists confirmed that the lander’s signal cut out about 50 seconds before landing, and that something went wrong in the final steps, right around when the parachute was jettisoned. ESA is still analysing data collected by satellites and telescopes to get the full story.

Pluto's Skies Look More Earth-Like Than We Imagined

Here’s a dazzling thought: Pluto’s blue skies may be cloudy. Earlier this year, we heard a rumour that scientists were considering the possibility of clouds on Pluto. According to NASA, that rumour is very much alive, and a hot topic of discussion at a planetary science conference this week.

Unexplained X-Ray Flares Discovered Near The Milky Way

Two new sources of X-ray flares — explosive bursts of X-rays — in galaxies near the Milky Way have been found by international scientists but what exactly caused the flares remains a mystery. The researchers say that although they don’t know what the sources of the X-rays are, they are unlike any known object in the Milky Way and seem to be located in old star populations.

Watch Two Space Agencies Attempt A Daredevil Landing On Mars This Morning [Updated]

After a seven month journey, the ExoMars mission arrives in orbit around Mars today. Its first order of business? To attempt a historic, daredevil landing on the Red Planet.

New Horizons Spacecraft Is Approaching A Mysterious Red Object

NASA’s New Horizons space probe is currently speeding towards a mysterious Kuiper Belt Object known as MU69. Recent observations of the distant object indicate a very reddish surface — possibly even redder than the splotches found on Pluto.

I Probably Shouldn't Spend $26,000 On This Gorgeous Moon Landing-Inspired Pen, Right?

Watchmaker MB&F isn’t as well-known as Rolex or Timex, but that’s because the company’s unique creations — like a TIE Fighter-shaped music box that plays the Star Wars theme — are made for die-hard collectors. Its latest creation is a rocket-shaped pen inspired by the moon landing, and I’m desperately trying to justify its $US20,000 ($26,230) price tag.

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