Sebastien Clarke

January 22, 2016

The reason we haven't met aliens may be that they don't live long enough

Where are all the aliens? Where are the bugs, the invasion fleets, the Tripods, the Vulcans? Humans have imagined otherworldly beings for ages, but as we’ve […]
January 21, 2016

As mission winds down, Scott Kelly sounds eager to return to Houston

You’ve almost made it, Astronaut Kelly. Local spacefarer Scott Kelly is several weeks away from completing his #YearInSpace mission, a task that will let NASA study […]
January 21, 2016

Is there life on Mars? It's not likely, say scientists, after four-year experiment in Earth's coldest place

Scientists use drill designed for Red Planet‘s permafrost to discover ‘cold and arid threshold’ at which even primitive organisms cannot exist. The chances of finding life […]
January 21, 2016

Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto

The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits […]
January 20, 2016

Study confirms that something's weird about the 'alien megastructure' star

Astronomers really want to know what’s happening around a star that’s 1,480 light-years away. In October, astronomers floated the idea that the star KIC 8462852 could […]
January 19, 2016

Astronauts just made flowers bloom in space – but they’re not actually the first

NASA is celebrating a space plant victory: Over the weekend,  astronaut Scott Kelly showed off zinnia flowers he’d grown and coaxed back to health on board […]
January 19, 2016

'Tipped over': Why SpaceX rocket exploded on ocean barge touchdown

LOS ANGELES – After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a SpaceX rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling […]
January 18, 2016

Spacewalk Terminated To Save Astronaut From Possibility of Drowning

Astronauts Tim Kopra (NASA) and Tim Peake (ESA) prematurely ended their spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday afternoon after Kopra reported a small water […]
January 18, 2016

Moment SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crashes and explodes during landing

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket on Sunday, successfully sending NASA’s Jason-3 ocean-measuring satellite into orbit, but failed a return landing on a drone platform […]