July 26, 2015

The Planets: WASP-12b

Each planet beyond the solar system carries with it a distinctive feature, or a mysterious color, or an unfounded phenomenon. However, WASP-12b is a famous exoplanet […]
July 22, 2015

Who’s Out There?—Possibilities Keep Growing

Some of the new biological findings on Earth can inform our search for life elsewhere. Stem cells are a case in point. Even fat may contain […]
July 19, 2015

Here's what it took to get New Horizons to Pluto

Science is hard and good science is harder — it takes persistence and tons of patience. When we began planning a mission to Pluto over 15 […]
July 16, 2015

See the First Close-Up Photo of Mars Ever Taken

Almost exactly 50 years before the New Horizons probe brought us a new view of Pluto, the world got its first close-up glimpse of Mars. Human beings […]
July 15, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons Pluto mission offers a successful ‘Apollo moment’

Nearly five billion kilometres from Earth, an intrepid space probe has pushed humanity’s yearning to explore the solar system to its most distant milestone yet. Pluto, […]
July 14, 2015

NASA probe braces for first close-up photos of Pluto

As a spacecraft passes Pluto for the first time, the first close-up photos of the relatively unknown dwarf planet will be broadcasted to the world. After […]
July 12, 2015

New Horizons: Last view of Pluto's spots

Take a good look at the latest picture of Pluto because it shows the face of the dwarf planet that will not be seen during next […]
July 9, 2015

5 Awesome Theoretical Space Station Designs

Science fiction gives us glimpses into many different potential futures, including everything from life-prolonging technology to deep space exploration. Some scientists have said that a large […]
July 7, 2015

New Horizons: Pluto probe 'on course' for flyby

Nasa‘s Pluto probe experienced a fault on Saturday that put it temporarily out of contact with the Earth, as it speeds towards a flyby next week. […]