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Viking 1: First U.S. Lander on Mars

Viking 1 was the first American spacecraft to touch the surface of Mars, and the first spacecraft ever to remain there for the long term. It followed …

Space

Why it’s so hard for astronomers to discuss the possibility of alien life

The internet went crazy this week over a strange star observed by NASA's Kepler spacecraft<p>The internet has been abuzz this week over the possibility of intelligent alien life somewhere in our galaxy. This time, an article published by <i>The Atlantic</i> set off the storm. The story details how NASA's …

Paranormal

Hubble captures changes in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

High-resolution maps and spinning globes reveal an elusive wave and changes to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.<p>On October 13, NASA released the new portrait …

Has Nasa's Kepler Telescope spotted signs of alien life?

Scientists say a swarm of objects around a star look like 'something you would expect an alien civilisation to build'<p>A star with unusual behaviour spotted by the Kepler Telescope could be explained by alien activity, scientists have said.<p>KIC 8462852, a star 1,500 light years away from earth, has …

Europe-Russia lunar mission could see humans settle Moon's South Pole

Luna 27 robotic lander will be launched in 2016 to search for water, oxygen and fuel on the Moon’s unexplored South Pole, under the plans<p>European and Russian space agencies are planning a series of lunar exploration missions that could pave the way for the return of humans to the moon and even a …

Space Exploration

Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus Is Covered In Tiny Cracks

New views of the moon's secrets<p>The Cassini mission, which has been giving us close-up looks at Saturn and its moons for more than a decade, has made its latest flyby of Enceladus, bringing us Earthlings our closest look yet at the moon's northern region. On October 14, the probe soared about 1,142 …

Astronomy

See 5 bright planets at once

First time we can see 5 planets at once since 2005. All 5 are up before dawn, still, and all 5 will remain visible until Mercury disappears in the …

Astronomy

Is this region empty of stars?

Meet the Coalsack Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas in space – birthplace for new stars. In millions of years, the Coalsack’s stars will light up and …

NASA's Cassini spacecraft snaps close-up images of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

This week, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured some of the most detailed images yet of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. They show the bumpy terrain and streaked surface of the moon's northern polar regions, which have been impossible to photograph up until now. These new photos contain clues about the …

Astronomy

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Universe