Adam Pickering

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Absolutely Massive Subglacial Lake Found Beneath Antarctica's Ice

Environment Photo credit: Ice caves beneath Iceland. Could this be what the new subglacial lake looks like? Kenneth Dedeu/ShutterstockThe Antarctic …

Could 'black hole' in a lab finally help Stephen Hawking win a Nobel Prize?

One of Stephen Hawking's most brilliant and disturbing theories may have been confirmed by a scientist who created a sound “black hole” in his laboratory, potentially paving the way for a Nobel Prize.<p>Research by Professor Hawking, a cosmologist at Cambridge University, disputes the notion that …

ExoMars Mission Launches On Monday To Search For Signs Of Life On Mars

European Space Agency's long-awaited astrobiology project is set to take off<p>Could there be life on Mars? The red planet would not be an easy place to thrive, but perhaps somewhere below the surface, sheltered from the harsh radiation of the surface, with a few drops of water to drink, life could …

Here's What NASA Needs If We're Really Going to Mars

There have been a lot of high-fives and popped corks in Houston in the past 10 days, as astronaut Scott Kelly ended his record-setting year in space …

Russia Wants To Test A Nuclear Space Engine In 2018

To Mars or bust<p>Space is expensive. To generate more power and more thrust, rockets need to carry more fuel, increasing the amount of weight the same rocket engine needs to lift. It’s a vexing equation, which might explain why much of recent spaceflight is about putting objects into orbit, where …

One poster contains the history of space exploration

"From the Luna 2 in 1959 to the DSCOVR in 2015"<p>It used to be that you'd buy an atlas of the world to hang on your wall, but now you're better off with a map of space exploration. This poster from Pop Chart Lab follows the rough path of every "orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever slip …

Telescope used on Armstrong's moon landing finds new galaxies

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian telescope used to broadcast live vision of man's first steps on the moon in 1969 has found hundreds of new galaxies hidden behind the Milky Way by using an innovative receiver that measures radio waves.<p>Scientists at the Parkes telescope, 355 km (220 miles) west of …

Giant invisible gas cloud plummets towards Milky Way

An immense cloud of invisible hydrogen gas is plummeting towards our galaxy at nearly 1,130,000 kilometres per hour, Hubble Space Telescope …