October 29, 2015


Amino acids are fundamental building blocks of life. These molecules combine together into proteins, which are the bricks and mortar that build your body as well […]
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 28, 2015

Real-Life "Tractor Beam" Can Levitate Objects Using Sound Waves

It may seem straight out of “Star Trek,” but it’s real: Scientists have created a sonic “tractor beam” that can pull, push and pirouette objects that […]
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

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

In Space, No One Can Hear You Sneeze

Astronauts are known for being in peak physical condition. But just like everyone else, occasionally they do get sick. Despite efforts by ground crew to keep […]
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.
October 25, 2015

Working with Space: 5 Interesting Tools You Didn't Know NASA Used

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is most commonly known for sending astronauts into space, but a vast majority of NASA launches involve the deployment […]