Dawn of the asteroids

Dawn of the asteroids

ABOVE: The Dawn spacecraft’s ion engine allowed for slow but steady acceleration in order to reach the asteroid belt. Image credit: NASA/JPL. By David Ellyard WE’VE KNOWN OF THE EXISTENCE of ‘minor planets’ or asteroids in the Solar System since the start of the 19th...
Panoramic images from new Mars rover

Panoramic images from new Mars rover

ABOVE: Part of Perseverance’s new high-definition panoramic image of its landing site on Mars. NASA has released a new high-definition panoramic image from the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, as the wheeled craft prepares to start exploring its new home. Perseverance...