Space Exploration

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is just over a month from its July 20 launch date. The rover’s astrobiology mission will search for signs of microscopic life spent on Mars, explore the geology of the Jezero crater landing site, and present key technologies to help prepare for future robotic and human exploration. And the rover will do all […]

NASA has never discovered life on the red planet, but one man says they’re hiding the truth — and he believes he has evidence to prove it. erry van Andel sat alone on the bow of the RV Lulu, a floating junkyard of a ship, as it bobbed against the waves of the Pacific Ocean. […]

If this plasma propulsion tech is real, it could change everything. This past autumn, a professor at Wuhan University named Jau Tang was hard at work piecing together a thruster prototype that, at first, sounds too good to be true. The basic idea, he said in an interview, is that his device turns electricity directly […]

Once every 53.5 days, NASA’s Juno probe screams over Jupiter’s cloud tops roughly 75 times as fast as a bullet. The spacecraft has used these high-speed flybys, called perijoves, to document the gas giant like never before since August 2016. It records the planet with radar systems, radiation detectors, magnetic and gravitational field recorders, and […]

For about four days, the radio waves would arrive at random. Then, for the next 12, nothing. Then, another four days of haphazard pulses. Followed by another 12 days of silence. The pattern—the well-defined swings from frenzy to stillness and back again—persisted like clockwork for more than a year. Dongzi Li, a doctoral student at […]

It sounds like a science fiction script for an upcoming movie about NASA. However, according to several reports, and supposed transcriptions between the command center and the Apollo astronauts on the moon, humanity encountered otherworldly technology by setting foot on the lunar surface. Interesting details about what the astronauts may have found on the Moon come […]

A surprising new discovery has revealed a previously unknown structure located deep beneath the Pacific Ocean between the Earth’s core and mantle. It is not currently known what this structure – and others found near it – are composed of, but researchers note that their finding provides an opportunity to better understand the intricate processes […]

Because it’s almost impossible to get it to stay still on Earth. Scientists have made a rubidium Bose-Einstein condensate aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Bose-Einstein condensate is the fifth state of matter, and it lives way longer in space. NASA’s autonomous Cold Atom Lab was carried up to ISS in 2018. NASA scientists on Earth have collaborated with astronauts on the […]

Our region of the Milky Way is dominated by red dwarf stars, but if you look up at the night sky you’ll not see any of them. Smaller than our Sun, not one single red dwarf star is visible to the naked eye, not even the next star along, Proxima Centauri, which is just 4.24 light-years […]

A major study conducted by the University of Nottingham suggests there could be dozens of ‘active’ alien civilisations in the Milky Way.  The study used a calculation known as the Astrobiological Copernican Limit to determine how many planets in our galaxy could be home to intelligent alien life, and it turns out we might have […]

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