Casey Mcgrath

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Color Controversies Started With Mars, Not With #TheDress

It may seem like a trivial pursuit to argue over whether a dress is blue and black, or white and gold, but the question of color balance can apply to weightier matters as well — such as whether there’s life on Mars.<p>That was the debate in 1976 when NASA's Viking 1 lander became the first spacecraft …

Planetary Habitability

Beagle 2 found on surface of Mars after vanishing for 12 years

Britain's Beagle 2 lander has finally been spotted, 12 years after it went missing while trying to land on the surface of Mars<p>History books will need to be rewritten after scientists announced today that Beagle 2 has been <b>finally been found on Mars, 12 years after it vanished without trace</b>.<p>The …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

What Is The Biggest Thing in The Universe?

<i>Think big. Really big. Like, cosmic big. How big can things in the Universe get? Is a galaxy big? What about a supercluster? What is the biggest</i> …

The danger and allure of comic book fantasy in Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen

In 1998, New Zealand cartoonist Dylan Horrocks wrote a 250-page graphic novel called <i>Hicksville</i>, about a comic book artist and a journalist writing a …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

Pictures of the Week 12.18.14