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Ice on Mercury. Mercury?!?

Ice and organics on another planet! Mars? No–Mercury! In a week when the Internet rumor mill has been churning out increasingly sensational (and, as it turns out, wrong) speculation about… more

HiWish upon a Mars

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter — the most recent arrival to Mars orbit — carries what is arguably the greatest camera ever sent beyond Earth orbit. Called HiRISE, it can capture color… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more

See the Latest Images from the Moon

There are seven active deep-space missions that frequently post fresh images to the Internet. I’ve featured images from the Curiosity rover and Cassini Saturn orbiter here before; here’s an image… more

O hai! Im in ur crater lazrin ur rocks

I should probably explain what this image signifies (other than that it is AWESOME). It was taken September 8, 2012, on the 32nd full day of the Curiosity rover’s mission… more

See Mars Through Curiosity’s Eyes

Did you know that several NASA missions post the images shot by their in-space cameras to public websites in near-real time? These aren’t quite live video feeds from spacecraft, but… more

Curiosity Landing: OMG This is a Thing that Actually Happened and We Have Video

Two days after it happened, I still can’t believe the whole thing actually worked. But we keep getting proof. One of the things that makes Curiosity awesomer than any previous… more

Six Wheels on Martian Dirt!

Holy frak, it worked. It’s now five hours since Curiosity successfully landed on Mars (at 10:32p.m. Pacific time, August 5) and it’s still hard to believe that the… more

Touch Down on Mars with Curiosity This Weekend!

This is either going to be the greatest weekend ever or the worst weekend ever. Late on Sunday night, Curiosity — the next great Mars rover, one ton of scientific-instrument-packin’… more

Springtime on Mars: Opportunity’s Rolling at Last!

The worst of Mars’ southern hemisphere winter has passed. Opportunity has roused from her winter slumber, and she’s doing what a Mars Exploration Rover should be doing: rolling across Mars!… more

Snapshots from Space: A Tour Past Two Moons of Saturn

More than a billion kilometers from here, a city-bus-sized robot has just rounded the corner on a close looping flight around Saturn. I’m talking about Cassini, a huge autonomous spacecraft… more