Planets

Image - NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet

About this image<p>The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the …

Mars

dimensional glasses.

Panorama from Curiosity's Sol 1000 Location<p>Rock Spire in 'Spirit of St. Louis Crater' on Mars<p>Approach to 'Cape Tribulation' Summit<p>High Viewpoint for …

History of Science

We Worked Out What It Would Take To Wipe Out All Life On A Planet — And It’s Good News For Alien Hunters

The first exoplanet was spotted in 1988. Since then more than 3,000 planets have been found outside our solar system, and it’s thought that around …

Proxima Centauri

Scientists have a new plan for finding extraterrestrial life in our Solar System

Humanity hasn’t even scratched the surface of exploring the Milky Way galaxy, much less the rest of the universe, but when it comes to our own Solar …

Astronomy

The Next Step In The Search For Aliens Is A Huge Telescope And A Ton Of Math

Aliens could be hiding on almost any of the Milky Way’s roughly 100 billion planets, but so far, we haven’t been able to find them (dubious claims to …

Exoplanets

27 nearly identical pairs of movies that came out around the same time

Remember when "Finding Nemo" and "Shark Tale" were released around the same time? Or when "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Captain America: Civil War" came out just months apart?<p>Friday, "Girls Trip" opens in theaters with Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith where the two reunite on …

Movies

Eight Other Worlds In Our Solar System Might Have Life Beyond Earth

In all the known Universe, to the best that we’ve examined it, only our home planet, Earth, contains confirmed signs of life. But the raw ingredients required for life appear everywhere, from the interiors of asteroids to interstellar gas clouds to protoplanetary nebulae to the exploded remnants of …

Solar System

UT Students Make a Plan to Drill for Water on Mars

NASA turns to Texas Engineering students to participate in its first ever Mars Ice Challenge.

University of Texas at Austin

The Mars Rover ‘Opportunity’ Beamed Back a New Look at the Red Planet

With all the buzz the SUV-sized Curiosity rover has generated since it landed on Mars in 2012, it's easy to forget that the rover has a little …

Mars Rover

These Deep-Sea Worms Could Live More Than a Thousand Years | Mental Floss

Courtesy of the Chemo III project, BOEM, and NOAA OER<p>Plunge below the sparkling surface of the Gulf of Mexico, head down into the depths, and there …

Earth

Elon Musk plans Adelaide return to detail revised Mars mission

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has flagged a potential return visit to Adelaide, as his company SpaceX prepares to unveil a revised plan for …

Mars Mission

This is what a luxury hotel on Mars could look like

This is what a luxury hotel on Mars could look like<p>While you were busy scouting an off-beat destination for your next luxury holiday, a team of …

Mars Mission

Space probes with digital holographic microscopes could be used to detect alien organisms

Satrun’s icy moon Enceladus has a global subsurface ocean with the <b>necessary ingredients to harbour life</b> as we know it on Earth. <b>Cassini</b>, the constant …

Space Exploration

KQED

On July 10, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s famous “Great Red Spot” than ever before, capturing images of the ancient and gargantuan …

Space Exploration

Scientists Discover Method to Turn CO2 Into Methane

A new catalyst can turn carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide into methane.<p>Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is at an all-time high, and it's not enough for us to simply stop emitting more. In order to avoid the worst effects of climate change, we'll have to start taking lots of CO2 out of the …

Chemistry

Trump's deeply worrisome New York Times interview reveals a lawless president

<b>Washington:</b> US President Donald Trump's extended, rambling new interview with the <i>New York Times</i> provides perhaps the clearest picture yet of his …

Mars Rover

A Huge Asteroid Hitting Mars 4 Billion Years Ago May Have Shaped the Red Planet

The peculiar geological features on Mars have long puzzled astronomers and planetary scientists. The north of the planet is mostly smooth lowlands …

Mars

From Mars Rover: Panorama Above 'Perseverance Valley'

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded a panoramic view before entering the upper end of a fluid-carved valley that descends the inner …

Mars Rover

Nasa is releasing its old research videos. Here are six of the best

The Armstrong Flight Research Centre is publishing hundreds of its videos on YouTube for the first time<p>Nasa has a rich and varied history. Its …

Mars Mission

Earth's Tectonic Activity May Be Crucial for Life--and Rare in Our Galaxy

Our planet is in constant flux. Tectonic plates—the large slabs of rock that divide Earth’s crust so that it looks like a cracked eggshell—jostle …

Geology

Space settlers will face many challenges. Will the worst be a lack of diversity?

Space travel sounds super, doesn't it? But do yourself a favor and know what you're getting into. That's advice from astronomer, Neil F. Comins. He's …

Mars

A Vehicle Like This Will One Day Go to Mars

For now, the prototype rover—part tank, part Batmobile—is destined for Washington, D.C.

Mars Orbiter

Haumea: A Tumbling Dwarf Planet in the Outer Solar System

There's an odd little world in the outer solar system called 136108 Haumea, or Haumea (for short). It orbits the Sun as part of the Kuiper Belt, far …

Astronomy

SpaceX scraps 2018 Mars mission amid fears Dragon spaceship could crash and burn on red planet

Plans for an unmanned SpaceX mission to Mars next year have been pushed back to 2020 and the company is investigating a new way to land on the planet.<p>…

Exploration

Ending all life on Earth would take a pretty big object

Like, say, a large asteroid or dwarf planet.

Astronomy

Why kill Cassini? Saturn probe's fate carefully considered

On Sept. 15, 2017, at 8:08 a.m. EDT (1208 GMT), controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, expect to receive the last signal from the $3 billion Cassini-Huygens mission. When the signal stops, humans on Earth will know that the spacecraft has met its end as a streak of …

Space Exploration

Earth’s underwater dunes help explain Venus’s weird surface

Sand dunes that form on our ocean floors could help us understand the landscape of Venus.<p>Our near-neighbour Venus may be roughly the same size as …

Venus

Q&A: Saft details future space batteries, ponders impact of satellite servicing and reusable rockets

BALTIMORE, Maryland — When orders for geostationary satellites are down, it’s not only the well-known satellite manufacturers that suffer — so do …

ISRO

Liftoff? Icy jets of Saturn moon Enceladus fly in NASA photo

A photo of Saturn's moon Enceladus looks poised for liftoff as jets fly from its southern hemisphere.<p>While Enceladus can't fly — at least outside of its ordinary orbit around the ringed planet — its remarkable icy jets intrigue scientists because they hint at a subsurface ocean that could support …

Astronomy

Congressman Asks NASA if There’s an Ancient Civilization on Mars. For Real

U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher questioned space experts about life on the planet.

Ancient Civilization