An international team of astronomers has discovered an “unusual” star system that is comprised of the oldest known star hosting planets, 11.2 billion years old. To compare, the Big Bang is considered to have happened 13.8 billion years ago.
World-famous soprano and songwriter Sarah Brightman is braving Russia’s wilds as she undergoes special astronaut training in survival in extreme rural conditions, which includes making a shelter from a parachute and cooking food in the forest.
The president’s annual State of the Union address is filled with pomp and circumstance, tradition and serious ideas put forth to better the country. But President Barack Obama’s SOTU speech had moments of levity sprinkled throughout.
The threat of a possible toxic leak in the US sector of the ISS forced the American astronauts on board to isolate their module and move to the Russian sector. The hatch was reopened hours later after no leak was detected, NASA reported.
NASA will plunge a small robot into a volcano in Hawaii in order to map data and geographical features of its insides, such as fissures and volcanic vents. A similar robot is already exploring the volcano.
Twenty years after NASA’s iconic 'Pillars of Creation' image captured a series of gaseous columns stretching an astonishing five light years high, the space agency has recaptured the same scene and rendered it in high-definition.
Hubble has captured a mind-blowing view of roughly a third of the Andromeda galaxy with thousands of star clusters – and it is the biggest image ever released by the space telescope. To display the whole panorama you would need 600 HD television screens.
Ancient knives so sharp they could slit a hair in two, 24-carat gold extracted from cow dung and even 7,000-year-old planes that could travel to other planets. Those are just a couple of the startling claims made at this week’s Indian Science Congress.