Category: Space

Space Lung Tissue Experiment Returns to Earth

Space Lung Tissue Experiment Returns to Earth

Little is known about how conditions in space affect astronauts’ lungs, according to Joaquin Cortiella, director of the Lab of Tissue Engineering and Organ Regeneration of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at...

Glowing Red Eye: Cosmic Bubble Surrounds Odd ‘Carbon Star’

Glowing Red Eye: Cosmic Bubble Surrounds Odd ‘Carbon Star’

The huge star, known as U Antliae, lies about 900 light-years from Earth, in the southern constellation Antlia (the Air Pump). U Antliae has burned all the hydrogen and helium in its core and has...

Halley’s Comet: Facts About the Most Famous Comet

Halley’s Comet: Facts About the Most Famous Comet

Halley’s Comet is arguably the most famous comet. It is a “periodic” comet and returns to Earth’s vicinity about every 75 years, making it possible for a human to see it twice in his...

Planet Venus Facts: A Hot, Hellish & Volcanic Planet

Planet Venus Facts: A Hot, Hellish & Volcanic Planet

With conditions on Venus that could be described as infernal, the ancient name for Venus — Lucifer — seems to fit. However, this name did not carry any fiendish connotations; Lucifer means “light-bringer,” and...

Enhanced NASA Images Show Potential for Buried Ice Near the Martian Equator

Enhanced NASA Images Show Potential for Buried Ice Near the Martian Equator

NASA made headlines around the world back in 2015 when it discovered evidence of briny water flowing on the surface of Mars. The agency detected hydrated salts flowing within recurring slope lineae, or RSLs,...

Curiosity Rover Spies Sand Dunes on Mars & Ancient Freshwater Deposits (Photos)

Curiosity Rover Spies Sand Dunes on Mars & Ancient Freshwater Deposits (Photos)

The Curiosity rover’s first five years on Mars have been full of drama and scientific accomplishment.  The six-wheeled robot then began making its way toward the 3.4-mile-high (5.5 kilometers) Mount Sharp (Aeolis Mons) to study...

Mars Curiosity: Facts and Information

Mars Curiosity: Facts and Information

The Mars Science Laboratory and its rover centerpiece, Curiosity, is the most ambitious Mars mission yet flown by NASA. The rover’s primary mission is to find out if Mars is, or was, suitable for...

In Order for Asteroid Mining to Become a Reality, We’ll Need Better Telescopes

In Order for Asteroid Mining to Become a Reality, We’ll Need Better Telescopes

The idea of mining asteroids for precious mineral deposits has gained steam in recent years, with space mining startups focusing on logistics and governments like Luxembourg positioning themselves as big funders of the sector....

Why Russia Did Not Put a Man on the Moon – The Secret Soviet Moon Rocket

Why Russia Did Not Put a Man on the Moon – The Secret Soviet Moon Rocket

At the time the soviets were leading the space race, they had already started with the launch of Sputnik, then launched several probes to the moon, including one in 1959 that orbited and taken...

NASA Prepares to Crash Cassini Probe Into Saturn for Mission’s ‘Grand Finale’

NASA Prepares to Crash Cassini Probe Into Saturn for Mission’s ‘Grand Finale’

NASA’s veteran Cassini mission will officially kick off its farewell tour of the Saturn system on April 22 with a final close encounter of the ringed planet’s largest moon, Titan. Five months later, on...