Planetary science

NASA reveals winners of 3D-printed mars habitat competition

NASA has selected the five winning designs in the latest stage of its 3D-printed habitat competition, including a pod inspired…

Mars has tons of newly discovered water in a 12-mile-wide reservoir

Buried under an ice cap, the water is so deep scientists couldn’t probe to the bottom.

Who’s Out There?— Ozone? What Else?

Could seasonal variations in atmospheric content provide evidence for life on exoplanets? Sounds better than just a sniff of…

Nearby Alien Planet May Be Capable of Supporting Life

One of the nearest exoplanets to Earth may be a decent abode for life. Ross 128b — which lies just 11…

NASA awards contract to study flying drones on Venus

In the coming decades, NASA and other space agencies hope to mount some ambitious missions to other planets in…

Canadian astronomer spots ‘visitor’ from beyond our solar system

‘Astronomers have been looking for this for more than a century,’ professor…

NASA Astronaut Don Williams, Led Mission to Launch Jupiter Probe, Dies at 74

Donald Williams, a NASA astronaut who commanded a space shuttle mission that…

NASA ‘On The Cusp’ Of Discovering If Life Exists Beyond Earth, Says Top Scientist

WASHINGTON — There’s evidence of an interior ocean on Pluto. One of Jupiter’s moons…

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…

Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Felicia Day Narrate Video About Mars Rover

In honor of the 2nd anniversary of the Curiosity rover…

NASA boffin: I have solved RIDDLE of huge BULGE FOUND ON MOON

A detailed analysis of the shape of the Moon has shown that it isn’t…

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