Discovery

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 […]
December 21, 2016

EMDRIVE: CHINA CLAIMS SUCCESS WITH THIS 'REACTIONLESS' ENGINE FOR SPACE TRAVEL

NASA ALSO HAS HIGH HOPES FOR THE THEORETICAL ENGINE It’s a piece of space tech that sounds almost too good to be true. The “reactionless” Electromagnetic […]
December 18, 2016

NASA to Celebrate John Glenn's Legacy with Memorial Service Today

NASA will celebrate the life and legacy of pioneering astronaut John Glennwith a memorial service at Ohio State University today (Dec. 17), and space agency officials will […]
December 14, 2016

THE HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE MAY BE A TINY, HIGH-TECH MEDICAL KIT

A STAR TREK-INSPIRED MEDICAL DEVICE GIVES US A GLIMPSE OF MEDICINE’S FUTURE In so many ways, the gadgets seen in Star Trek remind us that the […]
December 13, 2016

WE'VE SPOTTED CLOUDY WEATHER ON A GIANT EXOPLANET

AND ITS CLOUDS MAY BE MADE OF GEMSTONES Humanity has gotten pretty good at tracking down planets in other solar systems. Between 2009 and 2013, the […]
December 10, 2016

Dying Star Offers Glimpse of Earth's Doomsday in 5B Years

L2 Puppis is a dying star that once resembled our sun and it is showing us the stellar inferno that lies in store for our planet. […]
December 8, 2016

NEW CASSINI PHOTOS SHOW THE HEXAGON ON SATURN'S NORTH POLE

THE FIRST IMAGES FROM THE PENTULTIMATE PHASE OF THE MISSION On November 30, the Cassini mission moved into its next, and second-to-last, phase. For the next […]
December 7, 2016

India's Mars Orbiter Mission Has a Methane Problem

The methane-detecting instrument aboard the ISRO MOM spacecraft has been re-purposed after NASA scientists uncovered a design flaw. More than two years after its pioneering Mars […]
December 6, 2016

Virgin Galactic's New SpaceShipTwo Flies in First Glide Test

Virgin is preparing to return to spaceflight after the fatal crash it suffered in 2014. Virgin Galactic has been understandably cautious since the fatal crash of […]