Science

July 4, 2015

Pluto: Nasa probe set for fly-past of frozen ‘dwarf planet’

Pluto is so far away (4.8bn km) and so small (about two-thirds the size of the Earth’s moon) that we’ve never had a good look at […]
June 23, 2015

Who’s Out There?—Possibilities Keep Growing (1)

The more we learn about exoplanets and our own solar system, the more remarkable the universe seems, and the more possibilities for life emerging elsewhere, or […]
June 23, 2015

NASA could launch nuclear bombs into space to defend Earth from asteroids

Hollywood may have got it right after all. Nasa and the National Nuclear Security Administration have announced they are now working together on the possibility of […]
June 18, 2015

Methane found in Martian meteorites on Earth

A group of scientists have cracked open six meteorites and found an element that might help them in the search for life on Mars. Researchers found […]
June 17, 2015

Nasa scientists: 'Life outside of Earth is probably going to be really hard to find'

Nasa scientists previewed several missions in the search for life off Earth on Tuesday, including a plan to scoop up minerals from an asteroid and one to […]
June 11, 2015

Awesome video shows the giant rocket that America wants to shuttle astronauts to Mars in

A space revolution is coming. Leading the way is a fleet of next-generation rockets that are bigger and more powerful than most rockets before them, and […]
June 9, 2015

NASA's flying saucer tests Mars landing technology

NASA’s test run of a Mars landing system came to a quick end on Monday when the saucer-shaped vehicle’s parachute tore away after partly unfurling high […]
June 8, 2015

Carl Sagan's solar spacecraft finally deploys its sails

The Planetary Society‘s LightSail spacecraft just dodged another bullet — the ground crew has not only regained contact with the Carl Sagan-inspired ship, but managed to deploy its sails. It’s still not clear […]
June 5, 2015

NASA'S 'FLYING SAUCER' WILL TEST SUPERSONIC LANDING FROM THE EDGE OF SPACE

Update: Alas, another weather delay has pushed back the launch: A line of rain showers developed overnight moving towards the launch site, which result in unstable wind […]