Discovery

January 16, 2018

How I discovered the origins of the cigar-shaped alien ‘asteroid’ ‘Oumuamua

One of the highlights of 2017 was the discovery of the first object in our solar system that definitely came from somewhere else. At first we […]
January 15, 2018

PSLV launch a milestone for India and several companies

WASHINGTON — The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but […]
January 14, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Anyone In Our Solar System?

In the article “Mission Debriefing” by Cassie Martin (Science News Dec.13/Jan.6, page 31), the author summarizes new findings of six missions in our solar system. Here’s […]
January 13, 2018

Ice From Underground Lava Tubes Offers Possible Water Supply for Moon Missions

Data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed the presence of tunnels at the moon’s north pole that were once filled with lava but now store […]
January 12, 2018

What Discoveries Will Space Research Bring in 2018?

Back in 1610, Galileo Galilei witnessed the first telescopic observation of the night sky, discovering Jupiter’s moons, lunar craters and the phases of Venus. On July […]
January 11, 2018

Scientists closer to unveiling source of mysterious bursts from distant object

An object is producing multiple short, powerful, fast radio bursts, but scientists don’t know why In a galaxy three billion light-years from Earth is a peculiar […]
January 10, 2018

Japanese astronaut apologizes for spreading ‘fake news’ after claiming to have grown 3.5 inches while in space

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 […]
January 8, 2018

SpaceX launches secretive Zuma spacecraft

SpaceX kicked off the new year with a mystery-shrouded mission to deliver a government spacecraft, called Zuma, into orbit. After more than a month of delays, […]
January 6, 2018

Russia pushing to partner with NASA on lunar gateway

Russia is assembling a new group of engineers who will be responsible for crafting the nation’s lunar exploration strategy. It’s another sign that a highly ambitious […]