space science

Tiny asteroid now Earth’s constant companion

The Earth gets a small companion. NASA scientists discover a small asteroid in an orbit around the Sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth and it will remain so for centuries to come.

May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018

NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

The US space agency says Friday it plans to launch the first-ever helicopter to Mars in 2020, a miniature, unmanned drone-like chopper that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

Tiny asteroid now Earth’s constant companion

The Earth gets a small companion. NASA scientists discover a small asteroid in an orbit around the Sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth and it will remain so for centuries to come.

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Evidence of ancient tsunamis on Mars

Scientists suggest that at least two huge tsunamis once swept across the Red Planet, triggered by large impacts.

March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016

Japan loses track of $273mn black hole satellite

Dozens of space scientists are desperately scouring the skies after losing track of a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar Japanese satellite that was sent to study black holes.

March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016

Test begins for gravity mission

The formal test programme has begun on the technologies required to detect gravitational waves in space.

February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016

[WATCH] Gravitational waves from black holes detected

For the first time, scientists have detected tiny, rhythmic distortions in space and time- gravitational waves- predicted by Einstein 100 years ago.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Surprising amount of water ice found on Pluto’s surface

A new map of the dwarf planet revealed that water ice is surprisingly abundant on Pluto's surface.

December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

Chinese rover discovers new type of Moon rock

Chinese lunar rover Yutu has discovered new volcanic rocks on Moon unlike those returned by Apollo and Luna missions, offering tantalising clues to the period of lunar volcanism.

September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015

Enceladus ocean 'must be global'

Scientists determines that the sub-surface body of water on the Saturnian moon Enceladus must be far more extensive than first thought.

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

Gigantic Ice Slab Found on Mars

A giant slab of ice as big as California and Texas combined lurks just beneath the surface of Mars between its equator and north pole, space.com reports.