A new mission to Saturn’s moons Titan or Enceladus to find signs of life beyond Earth cannot be ruled out as NASA says it is reviewing 12 proposals for future unmanned solar system mission to be launched in the mid-2020s. Continue reading What will be NASA’s next big solar system mission?
Civil engineers at the Stanford University have worked with colleagues at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a form of concrete that could be produced on Mars or the moon. Continue reading Technique developed for turning Mars or moon rocks into concrete
The US Air Force’s X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Sunday after completing a secret space mission that lasted nearly two years. Continue reading US space plane completes two-year secret mission
Scientists said Thursday that they have manufactured tiny bricks out of artificial Martian soil, anticipating the day when humans may construct colonies on the Red Planet.
A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones.
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on Monday set a new US record for most cumulative days spent in space, surpassing cosmonaut Jeff Williams’ record of 534 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Continue reading NASA’s Peggy Whitson breaks record for time spent in space
Astronomers have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes that take up a high percentage of the compact galaxies’ total mass. Continue reading Supermassive black holes spotted in 2 dwarf galaxies
NASA, in coordination with commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK and launch service major United Launch Alliance (ULA), is set to broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch on April 18. Continue reading NASA to broadcast live 360-degree video of rocket launch
Jupiter is best known for the Great Red Spot, a long-lived storm roughly the diameter of Earth. But astronomers have now discovered another such Great Spot, dubbed ‘Great Cold Spot’, created by the powerful energies exerted by the great planet’s polar aurorae. Continue reading ‘Great Cold Spot’ discovered on Jupiter
NASA has released its latest global maps of Earth at night, providing the “clearest yet composite” view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet. Continue reading NASA releases new global maps of Earth at night