Discovery

February 16, 2016

NASA rover 'snaps ancient burial site on Mars' sending alien hunters into a flap

ALIEN hunters are hoping that what they claim looks like a sarcophagus on the surface of Mars is the real deal and not just an extreme […]
February 15, 2016

Moon village is still best idea, says EU space boss

The idea to build a village on the Moon is still not more than that, an idea. But already the head of the European Space Agency […]
February 15, 2016

Pluto: what are Nasa’s five big discoveries so far?

1. A dwarf planet with remarkable secrets Pluto is too far away from Earth to be seen with the naked eye. If you stood on Pluto’s […]
February 12, 2016

Ground control bids farewell to Philae comet lander

Ground controllers say it is time to give up hope of ever hearing again from the comet lander Philae. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission dropped […]
February 12, 2016

SpaceX's Dragon: First Private Spacecraft to Reach Space Station

The Dragon spacecraft, operated by California-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), carries cargo to the International Space Station under commercial agreements the company has with NASA. It […]
February 12, 2016

What Are Gravitational Waves?

Scientists have detected gravitational waves that could offer a window on the origin of the universe. These waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time that […]
February 11, 2016

NASA to Decide Fate of Troubled Mars Lander Next Month

NASA will decide soon whether a Mars lander that was supposed to launch next month will ever get off the ground. NASA announced in December that […]
February 11, 2016

Say "Hello" to the Spaceship That Will Bring Humans to Mars

NASA — It sent men and women to the moon, it safely carried them back to Earth and now it has its sights on its most […]
February 10, 2016

Watch Lightning Strike Earth in This Video Shot from the ISS

Tim Peake, the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, just posted an incredible timelapse video of lightning striking the Earth from aboard the International Space Station. […]