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Jatan Mehta

Science writer

Jatan Mehta is a science writer passionate about humanity's future in space. He was the former science officer at TeamIndus Moon Mission. His portfolio can be found at jatan.space and his Twitter profile is @uncertainquark.

Resource Pages Authored by Jatan Mehta

Your guide to MMX, Japan’s Martian Moons eXploration mission

MMX launches in 2024 to study Mars' moons and return samples from Phobos to Earth in 2029.

Your Guide to Asteroids, Comets, and Other Small Worlds

These leftover planet-building materials are like time capsules that give us a peek into our origins.

Your Guide to NASA's MAVEN mission

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, MAVEN, studies how Mars loses its atmosphere to space. The orbiter also relays communications between surface missions and Earth.

Your Guide to Saturn

Saturn is the crown jewel of our solar system. It has a stunning set of rings, diverse moons, and so much more to explore.

Your Guide to Venus

Venus may have had oceans and been habitable to life before being transformed into an inhospitable wasteland.

Your Guide to the Moon

The Moon is the only world besides Earth ever visited by humans. By studying it, scientists can piece together Earth’s origin story.

Latest Articles

Chandrayaan-2 Launches for the Moon

Liftoff atop the country’s GSLV Mk III rocket occurred on 22 July at 14:43 IST (09:13 UTC).

How the Apollo missions transformed our understanding of the Moon’s origin

Where did the Moon come from? The origin of our cosmic neighbor is a fundamental question in planetary science.

Space grade electronics: How NASA’s Juno survives near Jupiter

Take a look at how electronics of spacecraft are built to survive the harshness of space environments.