Sebastien Clarke

June 9, 2015

NASA's flying saucer tests Mars landing technology

NASA’s test run of a Mars landing system came to a quick end on Monday when the saucer-shaped vehicle’s parachute tore away after partly unfurling high […]
June 8, 2015

Carl Sagan's solar spacecraft finally deploys its sails

The Planetary Society‘s LightSail spacecraft just dodged another bullet — the ground crew has not only regained contact with the Carl Sagan-inspired ship, but managed to deploy its sails. It’s still not clear […]
June 5, 2015


Update: Alas, another weather delay has pushed back the launch: A line of rain showers developed overnight moving towards the launch site, which result in unstable wind […]
June 3, 2015

Chinese Astronauts Hope to Come aboard International Space Station, and End US Ban

In the fifteen years since the International Space Station has been in operation, this multi-nation venture has steadily advanced our understanding of science, from astronomy, to […]
June 2, 2015

The mysterious blue lagoons of MARS

An image has emerged showing what looks like hints of blue, liquid water gathering on Mars’ surface. But according to the European Space Agency (Esa), these […]
June 1, 2015

Cassini to Get Final View of Saturn's Weird 'Spongy' Moon

As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft enters the final phase of its epic mission around Saturn, mission scientists are planning the probe’s final flyby of one of the […]
May 31, 2015

Can Mars One colonise the red planet?

When Nasa’s first rover set down on the surface of Mars in 1997, its streamed colour images caused an early internet sensation. After centuries of dreaming, here we were, […]
May 30, 2015

Free 'Pluto Safari' App Puts Dwarf Planet in the Palm of Your Hand

A new app lets you follow the progress of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which is in the home stretch of its historic mission to Pluto. New […]
May 29, 2015

Black hole glimpsed playing cosmic billiards

Astronomers have witnessed two big blobs of plasma, shot into space by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a dramatic cosmic billiard-shot. The supermassive […]