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 […]
April 9, 2015

Multiple studies address riddles of the Moon's origin

The Moon may have been formed by a collision between Earth and an object that was strikingly similar in composition to our own planet. This could […]
November 3, 2013

Astronaut Scott Carpenter celebrated at funeral

BOULDER, Colo. — Astronaut Scott Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the universe, fellow space pioneer John Glenn […]
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 […]
July 30, 2013

NASA's MAVEN Mission Spurs Human Planetary Exploration Beyond Near-Earth Orbit

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission will orbit Mars to seek answers to fundamental mysteries that scientists have yet to solve regarding the […]