Discovery

May 5, 2016

CHINA AIMS FOR HUMANITY'S RETURN TO THE MOON IN THE 2030S

Lieutenant General Zhang Yulin, deputy commander of the manned space program, announced that China would land a man on the moon in the next 15-20 years. […]
May 4, 2016

SPACEX'S FALCON 9 SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH AGAIN ON THURSDAY MORNING

For the first time since its history-making takeoff and landing last month, SpaceX is launching again. On Thursday at 1:21 AM Eastern, the Falcon 9 is scheduled to […]
May 3, 2016

ALL THE HABITABLE PLANETS (OK, JUST THREE) ARE HANGING OUT AROUND THIS ULTRACOOL STAR

Ultracool stars are some of the hottest things in astronomy today. In a paper published today in Nature researchers announced that they had discovered not one, not two, but three […]
May 2, 2016

The science behind SpaceX’s ambitious plan to land a spacecraft on Mars

Only the space agencies of the Soviet Union, the US and the EU have landed anything on Mars. This week Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX said […]
May 1, 2016

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? 10 factors that contribute to life on Earth

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? As some of you will no doubt remember, last time out we took a look at exoplanets. So far, we’ve […]
May 1, 2016

From zero to 100mph in 1.2 seconds, the SuperDraco thruster delivers

This week SpaceX announced plans to land a Dragon spacecraft on Mars by 2018. This would be a monumental achievement for NASA or any other national space agency, let alone […]
April 30, 2016

NASA Now Has New Options For Sampling Moon's Ancient Interior

Finding and sampling the Moon’s ancient interior mantle — one of the science drivers for sending robotic spacecraft and future NASA astronauts to the Moon’s South Pole Aitken […]
April 30, 2016

SEE SPACEX'S ROCKET LANDING ON A DRONE SHIP IN 360-DEGREE VIDEO

Remember earlier this month when SpaceX succeeded in landing its Falcon 9 rocket first-stage booster on a drone ship out in the Atlantic for the first time ever […]
April 29, 2016

Why You Should Take Elon Musk’s 2018 Mars Shot Seriously

The hardware is shaping up for a trip to the Red Planet—and soon NASA has some exciting news: a crewed landing on Mars is less than […]