Discovery

January 8, 2016

Gaofen 4, the world's most powerful geo spy satellite, continues china's great leap forward into space

On December 28, 2015, a Long March 3B/G2 rocket launched from Xichang and lofted into space the 4.6 ton Gaofen-4 imaging satellite. Billed as a disaster […]
January 8, 2016

Event horizon snapshot due in 2017

A network of nine radio telescopes, dotted around the globe, is set to take the first ever picture of a black hole‘s event horizon in 2017. […]
January 7, 2016

Star clumps harbour 'sweet spot' in search for alien life

Ancient, tightly packed clumps of stars found at the fringe of the Milky Way are a good bet in the search for extra terrestrial intelligence (Seti), […]
January 7, 2016

Nasa is making progress toward hybrid-powered airplanes

NASA’s endeavors inside the atmosphere don’t get nearly as much attention as their off-world missions, but they could have a big impact on our planet. Researchers […]
January 6, 2016

Virgin Galactic's Second SpaceShipTwo to Roll Out on Feb. 19

Virgin Galactic will roll out and christen its second SpaceShipTwo on Feb. 19, 15 months after its first suborbital spacecraft was lost during a test flight. […]
January 6, 2016

NASA finds supermassive black hole that ‘burps’ gas

A supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy has been spotted “burping” gas and star-forming dust, NASA says. Scientists now think black holes could be “star […]
January 5, 2016

Time Travel

How funny would it be to watch Cleopatra sing “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy?  Or how remarkable would it be to domesticate a dinosaur? And how […]
January 5, 2016

NASA has begun working on its next great space observatory

Thanks to an infusion of Congressional funding, NASA has accelerated development of a telescope that could answer some of the most fundamental questions about both the […]
January 4, 2016

Moon Mystery Solved! Apollo Rocket Impact Site Finally Found

A sharp-eyed NASA spacecraft has spotted the final resting place of part of one of the rockets that took astronauts to the moon, more than 43 […]