For centuries, humans have looked to the heavens for their gods and goddesses and clues for finding the nature of the universe. Now, the largest ever-produced map of the universe gives those lost in the dark some direction, but is also confirms that the universe is full of dark energy, a strange force pushing galaxies […]
Mars Rovers Power On Those long-lived NASA Mars rovers—Spirit and Opportunity—remain in fairly good shape, with one robot in survival mode as martian winter arrives while its twin snakes its way across a taxing terrain of sand dunes to reach a striking target. “Both rovers are doing really well right now,” said Steve Squyres of […]
The MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter) has arrived safely to the Red Planet and is firing its rocket thrusters in its most dangerous and crucial part of the next two year mission. The purpose of the thrusters is to cause the craft to take several dips into Mar’s upper atmosphere causing an aerobraking procedure that that […]
Submitted by: Kyle Nin The Cassini spacecraft has found evidence of liquid water spewing from geysers on one of Saturn’s icy moons, raising the tantalizing possibility that the celestial object harbors life. The surprising discovery excited some scientists, who say the Saturn moon, Enceladus, should be added to the short list of places within the […]
After a nearly 4 month delay Space Services will deliver the ashes of actor James Doohan (Captain Montgomery Scott) up into space via a rocket launch sometime in March. Doohan played the gruff but teddy bear engineer of the USS Enterprise under Captain Kirk’s command for nearly 40-years. His ashes will be in good company. […]
Source: The Scotsman News Written By: Ian Johnston (Science Correspondent) Submitted by: Mike AN EXTRAORDINARY “hyperspace” engine that could make interstellar space travel a reality by flying into other dimensions is being investigated by the United States government.
Source: SPACE Written By: Tariq Malik A space tourism group developing a suborbital rocket ship is now talking aim at orbital trips with a new spacecraft that doubles as a hypersonic glider.
Source: SPACE Written By: Leonard David (Senior Space Writer) Virgin Galactic Sets Deal With New Mexico Spaceport Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space travel company has ironed out an agreement to utilize a futuristic spaceport to be built in New Mexico, with first flights of a suborbital spaceliner now planned in late 2008, early 2009. […]
Source: Star Trek.com The “Memorial Spaceflight” which will launch a portion of the remains of James Doohan into space — earlier scheduled for December 6th has been delayed until at least February 2006. The countdown for the “Explorers Flight” — containing the ashes of more than 160 participants including Doohan’s — cannot commence until another […]
Source: Yahoo News Written By: Deborah Zabarenko Pluto may have three moons, instead of one Pluto, that cosmic oddball at the far reaches of our solar system, may have three moons instead of one, scientists announced on Monday.
Source: Times Online Written By: Martin Rees Submitted by: Lesmond We haven’t had a signal yet. Could you try again? DOES ALIEN LIFE exist? This is one of the most fascinating questions in the whole of science. I’m hopeful that we’ll learn the answer by the end of this century. In earlier centuries, many believed […]
Source: Live Science Written By: Robert Roy Britt (Live Science Managing Editor) Mariners have long told of rare nighttime events in which the ocean glows intensely as far as the eye can see in all directions. Fictionally, such a “milky sea” is encountered by the Nautilus in Jules Verne classic “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”