Dec 1

China’s Chang’e-5 Moon mission probe touches down

China has successfully put another probe on the Moon. Its robotic Chang’e-5 mission touched down a short while ago with the aim of collecting samples of rock and dust to bring back to Earth. Unlike the launch of the mission a week ago, the landing was not covered live by Chinese TV channels. The US […]

Nov 24

Floods of Unimaginable Magnitude Once Washed Through Gale Crater on Mars’ Equator

Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars’ equator around 4 billion years ago – a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there, according to data collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover and analyzed in joint project by scientists from Jackson State University, Cornell, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University […]

Nov 10


The MARS TO EARTH 2020 conference is online 15TH January. Registration on We are setting up a nice list of Speakers. The deadline for the submission of students project for the Mars To Earth Award is 15th January. Submission of projects here.

Oct 27

Nasa, c’è acqua sulla Luna: ecco dove è stata trovata e come

La rivista Nature Astronomy ha pubblicato un nuovo studio, coordinato dalla Nasa,sulla scoperta di molecole di acqua sulla superficie lunare. Il telescopio Sofia, un aereo Boeing 747SP modificato, consente agli astronomi di studiare il sistema solare e ha risolto il mistero analizzando lo spettro della Luna a una lunghezza d’onda di 6 micrometri a cui l’acqua non può più […]

Oct 22

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023. This well-preserved, ancient asteroid, known as Bennu, is currently more than 200 million miles […]

Oct 14

8 nations sign US-led Artemis Accords for moon exploration and beyond

Eight nations have signed the Artemis Accords, a set of principles that outline responsible exploration of Earth’s closest neighbor, NASA officials announced today. “This is just the beginning,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said yesterday during a phone call with reporters. “These deals will grow from here, and we’re excited to bring in new partners as […]

Sep 25

Accordo Italia-Usa sull’esplorazione della Luna

Accordo fra Italia e Stati Uniti sul programma Artemis per l’esplorazione della Luna. La dichiarazione d’intenti è stata firmata oggi a Palazzo Chigi dal sottosegretario alla Presidenza del Consiglio con delega alle politiche per lo spazio, Riccardo Fraccaro, in collegamento con l’amministratore capo della Nasa, Jim Bridenstine. L’Italia è il primo Paese europeo a firmare […]