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NASA’s Squid Rover Plans to Search for Life on Other Worlds

NASA scientists are keen to ply the frozen seas of Europa—Jupiter’s largest moon, as well as the bodies of liquid on other moons and exoplanets near …

China wants to rival NASA with mission to Mars

China is anxious for take off.<p>The China National Space Administration — its version of NASA — has outlined an ambitious five-year plan to become a …

Humans to Mars by 2028? Check Out Lockheed Martin's Red Planet 'Base Camp' Idea

Lockheed Martin has launched its campaign to establish a "Mars Base Camp" — a vision for sending humans to Mars by 2028.<p>In its Mars Base Camp concept …

NASA Announces Winners of 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Back in May, during Maker Faire Bay Area, NASA announced a new $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3D printed habitat intended for deep space exploration.<p>The challenge, a collaboration between NASA and America Makes, was to run in two parts. The initial phase, a design competition, …

Evidence of Water on Mars in One GIF

See that? Those filament-like stains stretching across a rocky terrain? They’re evidence of <i>water</i>. On <i>Mars</i>.<p>NASA scientists announced Monday that they had discovered the strongest evidence yet that there’s liquid water on the surface of the Red Planet, something they’ve suspected for about a decade. …

NASA Just Tested the Rocket Engine We'll Use to Visit Mars

NASA’s RS-25 engine, the powerhouse aboard the SLS rocket that will one day launch us to Mars, just completed an explosive test run. You’re gonna …

DARPA Engineering Organisms To Transform Mars Into Earth-Like Planet

<b>WASHINGTON (CBS DC) —</b> Scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are looking to create engineered organisms to eventually …

NASA Wants to Launch Interstellar Space Missions in 20 Years

The urge to explore beyond our solar system grows stronger every day. This proves true for the understanding of <b>wormholes and time travel</b> as well. In …

NASA’s Futuristic Fuel Free ‘EmDrive’ Will Help Spacecraft Reach the Moon in Just FOUR Hours

Scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas have successfully tested a revolutionary power source that will enable spaceships to cut …

Inside The 'Europa Clipper' Mission That NASA Is Planning To Send Past Jupiter

Jupiter's moon is the best candidate for finding extraterrestrial life; here's how we're going to get there<p>On Monday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden gave an exciting update on the state of America's space agency, detailing the Obama Administration’s proposal to give NASA $18.5 billion for the …

Astronomy

Will nanotechnology soon allow you to 'swallow the doctor'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine a swarm of microscopic robots, so tiny that a teaspoon can hold billions of them.<p>They are ready to be injected into the most delicate areas of a human body -- the heart and the brain -- to deliver drugs with extreme precision or work like an army of nano surgeons, operating from …

Nanotech

Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may harbour extraterrestrial life. Nasa has announced a mission to go, but Esa will get there first<p>Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in …

Astronomy

How 3D-Printing Rocket Engines Could Win Back The Space Race

Rapid manufacturing methods may eliminate dependence on Russian rockets<p>In the mid-1960s, NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center, outside of Huntsville, Ala., was a hive of rocket-engineering activity, ground zero for America’s efforts to establish herself as the world’s dominant space power. Following …

Engines

New space telescope concept could image objects at far higher resolution than Hubble

University of Colorado Boulder researchers will update NASA officials next week on a revolutionary space telescope concept selected by the agency for …

LightSail launch success!

Sailing on sunbeams. LightSail successfully launched May 20 at 11:05am EDT (1505 UTC). Info on how to follow from here, below.<p>The Planetary Society’s …

Space Travel

Earth-like planet Kepler 22-b confirmed by NASA

This week astronomers have announced the existence of a planet discovered to be in human livable range of star not unlike our sun, with a size 2.4 …

Kepler discovers our Solar System’s “ancient twin”

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has been studying the system they’ve called Kepler-444 for about four years. This system, they say, was formed about …

Warp Drive and 'Star Trek': Physics of Future Space Travel (Op-Ed)

<i>Marc G. Millis</i> <i>headed</i> <i>NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project</i> <i>and took an early retirement to continue this work as part of the interstellar</i> …

How holograms can help NASA explore Mars

Windows Holographic and HoloLens made up one of the most exciting announcements at Microsoft’s big event this week. During and after the event, the demonstrations ranged from using the augmented reality goggles to play a living room-sized version <i>Minecraft</i> to working with a CAD-like software. But …

Private spacecraft will sail on streams of photons from the sun

Solar sailing might sound like a sport played in a galaxy far, far away, but it's actually a legitimate means of propulsion around our very own solar system. The concept is that the photons in beams of light, like those from the sun, actually have a force and speed to them that can be bounced off …

When you wish upon a star: nuclear fusion and the promise of a brighter future

Photograph: PR<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/23/1422036331525/0f361fac-2a16-42b6-b80c-21cfda53d94e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>84<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/23/1422036331837/0f361fac-2a16-42b6-b80c-21cfda53d94e-140x84.jpeg<p>140<p>…

Formation-flying satellites link up to create giant virtual telescope in orbit

Astronomy,European Space Agency,Space,UK news,Science,The sun,Alien life,Hubble space telescope,James Webb space telescope<p>European Space Agency’s Proba-3 project to unlock mysteries of the sun, using small precision spacecraft, could be used to study distant stars and planets in search for evidence …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jul<p>26<p>Thu<p>featuring Annie LeBlanc, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Caroline Grace, Macy Martin, Sage Charmaine… and a surprise special guest!<p>Rams Head Live!, …

Life beyond Earth seems 'inevitable', US planetary scientist says

Astronomers are standing on a "great threshold" of space exploration that could see evidence of extra-terrestrial life being discovered in the next 20 years, an expert has claimed. Life beyond the Earth seems inevitable given the immensity of the universe, says US planetary scientist Dr Sara Seager.<p>…

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel

As with airplanes and many other self-powered machines, the fuel a shuttle engine requires can weigh nearly as much as the object it's propelling, increasing costs while significantly limiting range. It's a challenge we're going to need to overcome before launching long-distance treks through …

Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials

In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the …