Discovery

December 16, 2015

The Astronaut Hopeful's Manifesto: An Applicant's Guide To NASA Astronaut Selection

I am an astronaut hopeful – one of thousands of people who somehow never outgrew our childhood dream of going to space. Anyone can hope to […]
December 14, 2015

NASA’s 5 fun facts about the Geminid meteor shower

The skies will be lit up on Sunday night during the best night of the year’s best meteor shower, but what do you actually know about the […]
December 13, 2015

Nasa releases plans for the Orion space capsule's first mission as it prepares to head to Mars

It will eventually be the spacecraft that carries humans to an asteroid and even to Mars, but the first big test of Nasa’s Orion space capsule […]
December 1, 2015

European Satellite to Test Method to Find Ripples in Space, Time

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA— An experimental satellite slated for launch on Wednesday will test a technique to detect ripples in space and across time, adding a new […]
November 28, 2015

Mars rover snaps pictures of giant, dark sand dunes

The Mars rover Curiosity has moved in for a closer look at giant sand dunes on the Red Planet — sending back fresh images of their dark, rippled […]
November 27, 2015

US space rocket debris found in sea off Scilly

A large chunk of an American space rocket has been found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly. A large section of a spacecraft, measuring […]
November 27, 2015

NASA pours cold comets on aliens-make-star-flutter theory

KIC 8462852 is a star in the Cygnus constellation about 1500 light years from here. Were it not for the fact that Kepler Space Telescope photos […]
November 25, 2015

Largest Water Reservoir in the Universe

Located over 12 billion light years away exists the most massive water reservoir in existence—which contains almost 140 trillion times the amount of water in all […]
November 24, 2015

Mars will get ring like Saturn, scientists predict

The Red Planet could find itself wearing a stylish new accessory in tens of millions of years. A ring like Saturn’s will likely form from the shattered […]