May 4, 2015

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Uranus

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Hello again. Last time, we looked at the fun, larger moons of Saturn. As promised, this time around we’ll […]
May 2, 2015


New Shepard–the primary rocket from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ private spaceflight venture, Blue Origin–flew a successful test flight yesterday. It climbed 307,000 feet, or 58 miles […]
May 2, 2015

Desert research centre in Utah serves as stand-in for Mars

Four people wearing space helmets and square backpacks emerge from a circular structure resembling a water tank and step onto a reddish, barren landscape. One hikes […]
May 1, 2015

Nasa Messenger spacecraft completes four-year mission to Mercury

A Nasa spacecraft crashed into the planet Mercury on Thursday, ending its four-year mission to explore the planet by creating a new crater on its surface. Out of […]
April 30, 2015

Signs of Subsurface 'Alien' Life Found in Antarctica

An airborne survey of a presumably dry Antarctic valley revealed a stunning and unexpected interconnected subsurface briny aquifer deep beneath the frozen tundra, a finding that […]
April 29, 2015

Out-of-control Russian cargo ship plunging to Earth, official says

An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft ferrying supplies to the International Space Station is plunging back to Earth and apparently out of control, an official told AFP. […]
April 25, 2015

NASA plans to use spy telescopes in dark-energy mission

Two former spy telescopes are now being scrutinized by NASA for use in a new scientific space mission, which would study mysterious dark energy, according to […]
April 24, 2015

Here's what NASA plans to do if someone gets sick on the way to Mars

In order to be selected by NASA to go to space, an astronaut must be in almost perfect health, free of any known chronic conditions, and […]
April 23, 2015

NASA forms a coalition to look for life on other planets

NASA knows that it can’t rely solely on astronomers and robotic rovers to find life on other worlds, so it’s recruiting some help. The space agency has formed the Nexus for […]