Discovery

October 29, 2016

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR ALIEN SIGNALS AROUND TABBY’S STAR

There’s a remote chance that inexplicable light variations in a star in the Northern Cross may be caused by the works of an alien civilization. 1,480 […]
October 26, 2016

'Alien Megastructure' Star Targeted by $100 Million SETI Search

If intelligent aliens actually do live around Tabby’s star, astronomers are determined to find them. The Breakthrough Listen initiative, which will spend $100 million over the […]
October 25, 2016

WHAT'S INSIDE PROXIMA CENTAURI B, OUR NEAREST EXOPLANET NEIGHBOR

THE CLOSEST POTENTIALLY HABITABLE PLANET HAS AN INTRIGUING INTERIOR What might the closest exoplanet to Earth look like? Anything from a cannonball-like world to an ocean-covered […]
October 24, 2016

Elon Musk says we're going to Mars, and we're bringing tunneling droids

In September, at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk revealed a grand plan to visit and, eventually, populate Mars. […]
October 23, 2016

Top 4 Degrees to Reach Your Dream of Becoming an Astronaut

Becoming an astronaut is one of the most competitive jobs on the planet. Each time they ask for applications, NASA gets thousands of applicants and only […]
October 22, 2016

NEW NASA PHOTOS SHOW EXOMARS LANDER MAY HAVE EXPLODED ON IMPACT

When an object traveling through space encounters a planet, what survives of that encounter usually leaves a mark. This is no less true for meteorites than […]
October 21, 2016

AFTER ROUGH DESCENT, EUROPE'S MARS LANDER IS PROBABLY DEAD

BUT THE NEW MARS ORBITER IS A BIG SUCCESS Mars has apparently claimed another robotic explorer. Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars lander is most likely dead on arrival, […]
October 20, 2016

Europe’s ExoMars successfully inserted into Mars orbit, but lander may be lost

DARMSTADT, Germany — The European Space Agency on Oct. 19 successfully placed its Trace Gas Orbiter satellite into Mars orbit, where it will examine Mars’s atmosphere […]
October 19, 2016

WHERE TO WATCH THE EXOMARS LANDING ATTEMPT

COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6AM EASTERN, BUT TUNE IN AT 10:40AM FOR THE “SIX MINUTES OF TERROR” If all goes well, Europe will become the second group […]