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SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to get humans to Mars in six years

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has outlined his highly ambitious vision for manned missions to Mars, which he said could begin as soon as 2022 – three years sooner than his previous estimates.<p>However, the question of how such extravagantly expensive missions would be funded remains largely in the …

Elon Musk

80-Day Mock Mars Mission Begins Saturday in Utah

Seven explorers are about to embark upon an 80-day simulated mission to Mars.<p>On Saturday (Sept. 24), the crewmembers of the Mars 80 mission — who …

Black Moon 2016: What It Is (and Why You Can't See It)

<b>Updated for 9/30:</b> Friday's sky (Sept. 30) is host to a somewhat unusual lunar event in the Western Hemisphere: a second new moon in a single month, …

NASA Is Sending a Spacecraft Deep Inside an Alien Geyser

Flying just 30 miles above a massive plume of water erupting from Saturn’s moon Enceladus, the Cassini probe will gather the best samples ever from an ocean beyond Earth.<p><i>Updated Wednesday, October 28: Cassini made its closest approach to Enceladus at 11:22 a.m. ET.</i><p>The Cassini spacecraft takes its …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

New photos show Pluto is as complex as 'anything we've seen' in solar system

Oh wow, Pluto. It's good to see you again.<p>New photos released Thursday beamed back from the New Horizons spacecraft show an incredible diversity of …

Solar System