NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched late Friday, but experienced a slight glitch. Now, researchers are looking for a solution which will enable the robotic moon probe to orient itself properly.
NASA has whittled to four the number of potential landing sites for its 2016 mission to Mars to four featureless plots, to ensure a safe touchdown for its InSight lander, which will probe the Red Planet's interior.
LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) is set to launch Sept. 6 – NASA's third moon mission in four years. This time the focus is on the moon's atmosphere, a gap in recent exploratory efforts.