By Meghan Bartels – Newsweek.com – Photo: NASA/JPL. There aren’t little green men on Mars who can draw stick figure family portraits—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t stick figures on Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover, which has been trundling around the red planet for more than five years, spotted what looks strangely like just that, etched […]
By RT.com – Photo: © NASA. The dimming of the Cygnus constellation star, given the moniker of KIC 8462852, has yielded speculation that something large, such as an alien spacecraft, may be orbiting it. The theory excited academics in SETI science (Scientific Searches for Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life), the general public and headline writers alike. The […]
By Mikayla Mace Arizona Daily Star – Tucson.com – Image: NASA. The UA-involved mission that caught NASA’s eye, called CAESAR for Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return, proposes to send a medium-sized spacecraft to a comet, snag a small sample and return it to Earth for analysis.
By Magoda.com – Image: NASA. Based on the Resilient Wheel design from the original 1970 Lunar Roving Vehicle, a new type of airless, woven tire has been developed to prevent punctures and reliably travel across unfamiliar planetary terrain. After years of development and challenges in achieving the right balance of durability and traction, NASA engineer, Colin […]
By Amber Jorgenson – Astronomy.com – Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech. An illustration of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission depicts the rover surveying rocky terrain on Mars’ surface. The new instruments featured on the rover will enable to it travel to uncharted Martian territory.
By Rob Waugh for Metro.co.uk – Video Capture: NASA. Flat Earthers are all convinced the entire space programme is a hoax – and now a video unearthed by legendary UFO hunter Scott C Waring seems to prove that something might be up with NASA’s supposed science lab in the sky. The door looks far too […]
By Kirby Garlitos – TopSpeed.com – Photo Not Credited. The decision to use a stoichiometric nickel-titanium alloy looks like a step in the right direction. According to NASA, the material itself can be woven into interlocking coils, allowing it to deform all the way down to its wheel hub when it’s driving on rugged extraterrestrial […]
By Patrick Hinton – MixMag.net – Image Not Credited. Last year a Kickstarter campaign was launched by David Pescovitz of Boing Boing to raise the funds to release copies of Carl Sagan and NASA’s ‘Voyager Golden Records’ upon the 40 year anniversary of the project. The crowdfund has been successful, and now ‘The Voyager Golden […]
By Matthew Loffhagen – OuterPlaces.com – Image: Pixabay. Last month, NASA scientists rejoiced as they successfully made an adjustment to the Voyager 1 space probe’s engine thrusters for the first time in 37 years. The impressively robust probe has been touring the galaxy on our behalf since 1977, and left our solar system behind in 2012 […]
By Science/NASA/Ian S. – OuterPlaces.com – Image: NASA. Active worlds can turn up in unexpected places. For proof, look no further than the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been exploring Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter since March 2015, and review of images Dawn has returned reveals […]
By Danny Paez – Inverse.com – Image Not Credited. Thanks to the efforts of the NASA scientists behind the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN), we might have a better idea of where aliens could be by using data collected from one of Earth’s planetary neighbors. MAVEN doesn’t get the same kind of press […]
By Thomas Mackie – Express.co.uk – Image Not Credited. The space agency will hold a press conference on Thursday to reveal its latest major discovery after searching outside of our solar system for life by scanning habitable planets. The new discovery comes from the team at the Kepler space telescope, who have been searching for […]