Probe to search for places suitable for microbial life. When do you think we will be able to live on Mars?
The Mars rover Curiosity, on a quest for signs the Red Planet once hosted ingredients for life, streaked into the home stretch of its eight-month voyage on Sunday nearing a make-or-break landing attempt that NASA calls one of its toughest feats of robotic exploration.
The science team that oversees the imaging system on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released the highest resolution near-global topographic map of the moon ever created.
Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft has docked successfully at the International Space Station (ISS). The rocket, carrying a US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts, blasted off from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday.
Though solar explosions and other sun-related phenomena could conceivably affect satellite control mechanisms, airplane navigation systems, and electronic time-keeping devices that govern global financial transactions, “there simply isn’t enough energy in the sun to send a killer fireball 93 million miles to destroy Earth.”
The U.S. National Aeronautic and Space Administration is offering space shuttle tiles and processed astronaut food to eligible schools and universities as historic artifacts.
She promised the moon, for a sky-high price. He wasn’t buying.
In an attempt to re-create the experience of a manned mission to Mars, an international team of researchers will lock themselves up in a windowless capsule for about a year and a half — time required for a round trip to the Red Planet.
NASA has officially called it quits for the Mars landing craft Phoenix, two years after the stationary probe touched down on the frigid northern polar surface of the Red Planet, the space agency said on Monday.
Future moon explorers will have more to reckon with more than dust and frigid temperatures — the moon’s poles may be electrified.