October 20, 2013

Dwarf Planet Ceres May Harbor Life

In the frenzy to find life elsewhere in the solar system, Mars or the outer gas giant planets’ active moons are usually the odds-on favorites. But […]
October 14, 2013

Elon Musk's Grasshopper rocket makes its highest leap to date

Elon Musk‘s quest to build a rocket that can be reused after delivering its cargo is getting closer to the atmosphere’s upper reaches. A new video from SpaceX […]
October 9, 2013

Neptune's Lost Moon Naiad Swims Back Into View

Object: Neptune’s tiny moon, Naiad Size: 100 kilometres across Favourite game: Hide and seek Neptune’s moon Naiad is a coy sprite. The small moon kept close […]
October 7, 2013

Virgin Galactic Plans Space Hotels, Day Trips to the Moon

Fancy a day’s outing skimming above the moon’s surface in a private two-person spaceship? If you’re staying at a future space hotel planned by Virgin Galactic, […]
October 5, 2013

From SciFi to SciFact – Nanotechnology

“The minds of dreamers are rich with thought.” Google has a plan. Eventually it wants to get into your brain. “When you think about something and […]
September 26, 2013

Water Discovered in Surface Layer of Mars

There is water on Mars. Water, and several other elements that would be important for sustaining life on the red planet. The discovery comes from NASA’s […]
September 26, 2013

Nasa hosts the Starship Project aiming for interstellar travel within 100 years

It would be hard enough these days to find a human capable of playing a 12-inch LP, let alone an alien. So perhaps it is time […]
September 25, 2013

Who’s Out There—Floaters Around the Gas Giants?

Were Carl Sagan and Edwin Salpeter right? In 1976 they suggested that the warm layers of Jupiter’s hydrogen/helium outer layers of gas could be home to […]
September 24, 2013

The Moon Just Got 100 Million Years Younger

The moon is quite a bit younger than scientists had previously believed, new research suggests. The leading theory of how the moon formed holds that it was created […]