October 29, 2015

Russia just announced that it's sending humans to the moon

Before 2030, Russia plans to land its first cosmonauts on the moon, and Europe wants a piece of the action. They’re a little late for the […]
October 29, 2015

Astronaut Scott Kelly to break US spaceflight record

Miami (AFP) – NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will Thursday set a new record for the longest single stretch of time spent in space by an American, […]
October 29, 2015

Astronomers discovered a new component of the Milky Way galaxy that they never expected to find

The universe is a mysterious place — comprised of mostly dark matter and dark energy, neither of which scientists fully understand. And now, a recent study […]
October 28, 2015

Molecular oxygen found on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Scientists say they have detected significant amounts of molecular oxygen coming out of a comet, an unexpected find that may have implications for the search for alien life and understanding how the solar system formed.
October 28, 2015

WATCH LIVE: NASA Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Outside ISS

From NASA: “U.S. astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren will venture outside the space station’s Quest airlock on Wednesday, Oct. 28 to perform a spacewalk in support […]
October 28, 2015

SETI Institute Undertakes Search for Alien Signal from Kepler Star KIC 8462852

“We either caught something shortly after an event like two planets crashing together or alien intelligence,” said Dr. Gerald Harp, senior scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, […]
October 28, 2015

Cassini probe to sweep over Saturn's moon Enceladus

The Cassini probe is all set to make a daring close flyby of Enceladus, an ice-rich moon of Saturn.  The Nasa craft will sweep just 50km […]
October 27, 2015

Venus, Jupiter and Mars line up for skyline spectacle

Venus, Jupiter and Mars can all be seen together in the sky this week, in a rare grouping of the three planets.
October 26, 2015

Can NASA grow a garden on the Red Planet?

Before humans go to Mars, as NASA is planning for the 2030s, there's a lot of work to be done, such as developing and testing a rocket that can get there and studying the effects of long-term space habitation on the human body.