Discovery

June 24, 2019

Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

The American space agency’s Mars rover Curiosity has recorded its largest measurement yet of methane. The robot frequently “sniffs” the Red Planet for the gas but […]
June 21, 2019

One legacy of Carl Sagan may take flight next week—a working solar sail

“We are carrying on a legacy that has been with us since the founders.” As early as next Monday night, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will […]
June 20, 2019

David Saint-Jacques looks forward to simple pleasures of life on Earth after he returns Monday

Canadian astronaut holds final media briefing aboard ISS after more than 6 months in space Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques said aboard the International Space Station on […]
June 18, 2019

NASA’s Getting Ready to Explore the Corpse of an Ancient Planet in the Asteroid Belt

The naked metallic core of a dead, early planet should soon get a visitor. Orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter, the bizarre space rock is […]
June 17, 2019

Apollo’s Moon Shot’ Series Shows History of Human Lunar Exploration

A new Smithsonian Channel series celebrates the artifacts that led to Apollo 11’s triumphant moon landing 50 years ago this July, and shares behind-the-scenes stories from the mission. […]
June 16, 2019

Who’s Out There? Anyone On Rogue Planets?

As TESS surveys a large part of our sky and tries to capture some information about other suns and their exoplanets–we might get some idea of […]
June 14, 2019

NASA Spacecraft Spots ‘Star Trek’ Logo on Mars

It looks like Starfleet is literally embedded on the planet next door: A dune in the shape of the famous logo from “Star Trek” appears prominently […]
June 13, 2019

Newest moon mystery is fascinating

The moon is one of my favorite celestial bodies, beautiful and alluring — close enough for astronauts to have visited and studied, and yet distant enough […]
June 12, 2019

A trip to the International Space Station will cost tourists $52 million

NASA has opened up the International Space Station (ISS) to tourists and already companies are buying rides to fly so-called “private astronauts” up to the laboratory […]