Space news stories
There’s an increasingly confident group of researchers that think life emerged in space, and evidence published in the Journal of Chemical Physics on Tuesday provides support for their daring hypothesis.
Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland’s Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world instead: ejecta from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact.
Astronomy experts have picked out a new set of constellations representing stars of sport, literature and science to encourage more youngsters to look up at the night sky.
Finding similar erosion patterns on Mars’ volcanoes could help researchers understand whether the eruptions occurred in an ocean that’s now vanished.
NASA has unveiled its plan for its next Mars rover, “Mars 2020”, which will collect samples from the surface of the red planet.
The Kepler space telescope is operated by Nasa to discover other earths, some of which could support life. And it is has found its latest discovery, one significant enough to bring with it a huge press conference.
If all goes according to plan, the spacecraft will enter Bennu’s orbit in August 2018 and start surveying the asteroid as well as mapping out potential sampling sites.
A dense metal found in asteroids called iridium can be used to kill cancer cells without causing any harm to the healthy tissue surrounding it, according to a recent study conducted by researchers.
Our solar system’s first interstellar visitor may be a shard of a larger planet that got shredded by its star.
A new study suggests that the widespread deposit of clay minerals on Mars could have formed longer ago than previously thought, right after the planet’s formation — meaning the Noachian may well have been a mostly dry and chilly time, as other scientists have posited.
Astronomers have discovered the most distant known black hole: a so-called quasar whose light has taken 13 billion years to reach us. In consequence, the light shows that quasar as it was 13 billion years ago, a mere 690 million years after the Big Bang.
How could people living during the Bronze Age pull off the difficult process of making iron? They didn’t, concludes a new study, instead they got the iron for the rare, few iron artifacts discovered from the period in an easy-to-use form: meteorites hitting Earth.
Hong-Kong-based Asteroid Ltd. has launched one of the most-anticipated ICOs this year in their mission to establish a blockchain-based mechanism to oversee claiming rights to more than half a million asteroids already identified within Earth’s celestial orbit.
Australia will have asteroid mining before we have people living on Mars, according to leading Australian scientists.
100 years ago this weekend, a meteorite ended its 4.5 billion-year journey through space when it blazed across the skies and crashed into the Strathmore countryside.