Geology of the Victoria Quadrangle on Mercury

[caption id="attachment_13316" align="alignnone" width="700"] Credit: V. Galluzzi et al. (2016)[/caption] Mercury, the innermost planet of our Solar System is a grey, barren world to our human eyes. In stark contrast, this map shows a portion…

Splashdown! chasing into martian mud

[caption id="attachment_13189" align="alignnone" width="625"] Perspective view[/caption] An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars. Impacts of comets and asteroids have shaped the surfaces…

Window to a watery past on march

[caption id="attachment_12506" align="alignnone" width="625"] Perspective view across a crater in Erythraeum Chaos[/caption] This 70 km-wide crater and its surrounds offer a window into the watery past of the Red Planet. The scene, captured by ESA’s…

New landing date for ESA astronaut Tim Peake

ESA astronaut Tim Peake and his crewmates Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra will return to Earth on 18 June, giving them almost two more weeks more in space than their original mission. Each International Space…