If political conflict on the ground between the US and Russia stretches into outer space cooperation it could put lives at risk as well as scientific progress that's been a result of friendly relations, a former director of Johnson Space Center told RT.
The crew of two Russians and an American has successfully blasted off into space. Despite the diplomatic skirmish on the ground, the greatest problems faced by the international Soyuz team are dozens of experiments to be done – and missing loved ones.
It takes more than just a camera to shoot a photoset of a star, so NASA, in its hunt for images of exoplanets, is building a huge starshade to assist telescopes. The sunflower-shaped spacecraft will block light from bright stars.
A new physical model recreates how life kick-started on Earth more than 3 billion years ago in hot springs and volcanoes as a result of a molecular process dubbed ‘redox reaction’. The model could offer new clues in the hunt for life in the universe.
NASA has decided to determine once and for all whether Planet X – the mythical planet that’s been theorized for millennia – exists. Sadly, a rigorous infrared survey of our galactic neighborhood returned no clues, but yielded plenty of other findings.
NASA’s latest test vehicle may not survive in its current form going forward, but its ability to hover like a helicopter and land on tough terrain could prove integral to future missions to Mars and other interplanetary locations.
Astronomers have announced that 715 new planets have been discovered outside the Earth’s solar system, including four planets that are more than double the size of our own. This discovery boosts the number of known planets in our galaxy to over 1,700.