NASA has conducted a landmark test of a booster for its Space Launch System, the first heavy-lift rocket since the Apollo program ended in the 1970s. Working with Orbital ATK, NASA believes the booster will eventually help land a manned aircraft on Mars.
NASA is set to send an astronaut on a first-of-its-kind mission: Scott Kelly will spend an entire year on the ISS. But it’s also part of the Twins Study program. Mark Kelly, Scott’s identical twin and also an astronaut, is to stay on Earth.
A fireball flashing through the sky has been reported by multiple witnesses and also recorded on dashcams in Perth, Western Australia. Scientists believe the bright shiny object could turn out to be a meteorite.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is caused by genetics in as many as 98 percent of cases, a major British study has revealed. It undermines many modern theories blaming environmental factors, such as air pollution.
A new way of generating energy could potentially power human colonies on Mars, a new study claims. This is thanks to nothing more than dry ice, which is abundant on the red planet, according to recent research.
Astronomy has had to go back on its word twice in a year now, as a super-Earth previously dismissed as stellar ‘noise’ did after all turn out to be a planet. A new study shows Gliese 581d had been the victim of bad analysis.
Excessive sitting causes coronary artery calcification, associated with heart problems, a new study concludes. Each hour spent sitting, regardless of the time spent exercising, boosts the chance of a heart disease by 14 percent.
The Hubble telescope captured a star’s explosion four times over. In a nod to Einstein, it used the natural lensing effect created by the gravitational pull of galaxies to probe the edges of the observable universe, where no normal telescope can reach.
Analysis of water residue in Martian ice caps indicates that the Red Planet was once – at least partly – blue. Billions of years ago, Mars had a body of water that held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to a NASA study published Thursday.