Martian Core Revealed by Seismic Waves From Planets Far Side

Scientists have detected sound waves moving through Mars’ core for the first time, offering new clues to the composition of the fourth planet from the Sun.

Webb captures detailed infrared view of Uranus

The James Webb Space Telescope continues to wow astronomers and the public alike with its infrared view of deep space targets. Now its Uranus.

Volcanoes on Venus may still be active

US scientists say they've found evidence of a volcanic eruption in data captured 30 years ago by the Magellan spacecraft.

Mars meteorite holds clues to chances of ancient life

A Martian meteorite that crashed in Morocco 11 years ago contains a vast diversity of organic compounds, which could help researchers discover if Mars could have hosted life and provide important clues about Earth's geological history.

Curiosity rover discovers water-rich fracture halos on Mars

A recent study finds that the vast subsurface fracture networks in Gale crater would have provided water-rich and radiation-shielded conditions that were potentially more habitable than those on the surface.

Giant mantle plume on Mars

Orbital observations unveil the presence of an enormous mantle plume pushing the surface of Mars upward and driving intense volcanic and seismic activity. 

A mega-tsunami on ancient Mars

A new research is lending support to the possibility that an asteroid slammed into Martian ancient ocean 3.5 billion years ago, creating a mega-tsunami 309 meters high.

Perseverance Rover Discovers Possible Organic Compounds on Mars

Rock samples from the Jezero crater analyzed by NASA's Perseverance Mars rover show evidence of liquid water and signatures that could be organic compounds. 

Traces of ancient ocean discovered on Mars

A recently released set of topography maps provides new evidence for an ancient northern ocean on Mars. The maps offer the strongest case yet that the planet once experienced sea-level rise consistent with an extended warm and wet climate.

Heat wave on Jupiter, from its aurora

Researchers had discovered a “heat wave” extending across 10 Earth-diameters in the atmosphere of our solar system’s biggest planet, Jupiter. In other words, Jupiter’s atmosphere is hundreds of degrees hotter than previously thought.

We Have Our First Look at Neptune's Rings in 33 Years

The first picture of Neptune to be taken by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope reveals the latest, greatest details of the ice giant's atmosphere, moons, and rings in infrared wavelengths.

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover finds hints of microbial life

NASA scientists said Thursday the Mars Perseverance rover found biologically-interesting rocks in an ancient lake bed that could indicate microbial life existed on the red planet billions of years ago.

Lost Moon Could Solve Saturn's Mystery

An icy moon torn apart in Saturn’s gravitational field some 150 million years ago could explain why the planet’s rings are so young and a host of other puzzles.

NASA Can Now Reliably Produce a Tree's Worth of Oxygen on Mars

A machine called MOXIE, stowed away on NASA’s Perseverance rover, can reliably convert carbon dioxide into a small tree’s worth of oxygen. During various tests, MOXIE steadily breathed in Martian atmosphere and breathed out at least six grams of oxygen an hour.

NASA's InSight Records Monster Quake on Mars

Estimated to be magnitude 5, the quake is the biggest ever detected on another planet. This adds to the catalog of more than 1,313 quakes InSight has detected since landing on Mars in 2018.