Discovery

August 25, 2016

JEFF WILLIAMS BREAKS U.S. RECORD FOR MOST DAYS IN SPACE

CUMULATIVE RECORD: 520 DAYS AND COUNTING Congratulations are in order. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams just broke the U.S. record for cumulative spaceflight hours, previously set by Scott […]
August 25, 2016

Earth-like planet found orbiting the star next door

Rocky planet orbits Proxima Centauri, the sun’s nearest neighbour, just 4 light years away After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where […]
August 24, 2016

10 Mind-Blowing Facts about White Holes

Introduction Black holes are difficult enough to understand, but it gets much worse: also known as an “impossible possibility”, a white hole is a hypothetical, celestial […]
August 24, 2016

China unveils 2020 Mars mission probe and rover

China has given the world a first glimpse of its design for the space probe and rover it plans to use in its first mission to Mars. […]
August 23, 2016

NASA regains contact with long-silent solar science spacecraft

WASHINGTON — For the first time in nearly two years, NASA has made contact with a science spacecraft on the opposite side of the sun from […]
August 22, 2016

Aspiring Astronauts: 4 Best Degrees for a Shot at Working for NASA

If you want to work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) one day, you should be aware of two things. The first is that […]
August 21, 2016

Finding Habitable Planets Is Even Harder Than We Thought

It doesn’t take a Carl Sagan-style tear-jerker to realize how unique and awesome our planet is (although it never hurts), but as astronomers ramp up the search for […]
August 20, 2016

NASA test fires former shuttle engine for 420 seconds

NASA put a former shuttle engine through its paces Thursday in a test tied to the development of the Space Launch System. The RS-25 engine, formerly […]
August 19, 2016

Mapping The Universe

After a number of observations and scientific articles signed by hundreds of physicists and astronomers, the first dark energy measurement was obtained, the mysterious energy that […]