December 31, 2016

Google Lunar X Prize teams await word of their fate

WASHINGTON — Teams competing in the Google Lunar X Prize, facing an end-of-the-year deadline to obtain a verified launch contract, may not know until some time […]
December 30, 2016

A Star's Explosive Death May Have Spawned Our Solar System

The detonation of a small supernova may have triggered the gravitational collapse of matter in a nebula that went on to give birth to our sun […]
December 29, 2016

To Find Life on Europa, We'll Need to Drill Into the Ice

Landing a robotic probe on the surface of the icy moon could complicate the search for life, so we’ll need to dig deep to seek out […]
December 28, 2016

Luke Skywalker bids farewell to Carrie Fisher, his beloved 'space-twin'

There has been an outpouring of poignant tributes for Carrie Fisher, but none more touching than that of her intergalactic twin. Mark Hamill, who played Princess’ […]
December 27, 2016

Where to Land on Mars: NASA Makes Progress in Quest for 2020 Rover Site

While it’s always difficult to choose just one best landing site on Mars, NASA officials say they have made progress on picking a location for the […]
December 26, 2016

'Hidden Figures' is the uplifting NASA story we need right now

It’s a much-needed reminder that black women were crucial to the early space program. Tales of the space race between the US and Russia inevitably focus on […]
December 24, 2016

Piers Sellers: UK-born astronaut dies aged 61

British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa has said. Born in Crowborough, East Sussex, Dr Sellers began working for the US […]
December 23, 2016


SEARCHING FOR THE ORIGINS OF LIFE IN THE DEEP SEA. You might not expect an oceanographer to be high on NASA’s speed dial, but when the […]
December 22, 2016

Space Exploration Missions on Mars, searching for Water and Signs of Life on Mars

In attempts to unravel its mystery and assess the possibility of existing life on the Red Planet, scientists have sent dozens of exploratory missions to Mars […]