Space & Astronomy


Crash – a-ah! Our Moon Has a History of Violence

March 29, 2013, 7:20 pm

The more we learn about the formation and evolution of our solar system, the more we realise it was far from a sedate, gentle process.

Whirlwinds Wander Around Venus’s South Pole

March 26, 2013, 3:56 pm

The giant cyclone spinning around the south pole of our neighboring planet is far more unpredictable than scientists realized, according to a new Spanish study.

Star Orbiting Black Hole at Breakneck Speed (Video)

March 20, 2013, 6:42 pm

A red dwarf star and a black hole are orbiting each other once every 2.4 hours, a new record for the fastest-spinning black-hole X-ray binary system ever found.

U.S. Restarts Plutonium Production for Powering Space Probes

March 19, 2013, 4:29 am

NASA, with the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, has produced non-weapons grade plutonium to power future space probes.

Telescopes in Antarctica and Chile Discover Bursts of Star Formation in the Early Universe

March 18, 2013, 4:03 pm

Distant, dust-filled galaxies were bursting with newborn stars much earlier in cosmic history than previously thought, according to newly published research.

NASA finds Habitable Conditions Existed on Mars

March 18, 2013, 4:46 am

Curiosity Rover has analyzed a rock sample it dug from the Gale Crater, and found evidence that Mars could have supported life a long time ago.

National Science Foundation Celebrates Inauguration of Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile

March 15, 2013, 4:22 pm

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), in collaboration with its Canada and Taiwan partners, Japan, Europe and Chile, inaugurated the Atacama Large [...]

World’s Largest Space Observatory Opened in Chile

March 15, 2013, 12:32 pm

The world’s largest ground-based observatory has been opened in Chile. Antennas are positioned to capture incredible pictures that reveal the grandness of the cosmic space.

Young Exoplanet Sheds Light on Jupiter’s Past

March 14, 2013, 2:00 pm

The atmosphere of the faraway gas giant HR8799c gives us clues about how it formed and perhaps how our own solar system began.

We’re Heading to Mars the ‘Do-it-Yourself’ Way – And Why Not?

March 11, 2013, 4:15 pm

American multi-millionaire and “space tourist” Dennis Tito plans to help fund a trip to Mars for two intrepid astronauts.

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