The Mars Curiosity rover has detected sharp spikes in the levels of the organic chemical methane on the Red Planet. 95 per cent of the methane gas on Earth comes from microbial organisms, so this new discovery could shed light on … Continued
Astronaut Don Pettit has become one of the most prolific astronaut photographers during his expeditions aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He could (and did) saturate downlink transfers with photos for three full days from just one 30-minute photographic session … Continued
Astronauts on board the International Space Station have 3D printed for the first time in space
Planets are basically round because of the way that gravity works – if you imagine all of a planet’s mass concentrated at its core, then it’s pulling with equal force in every direction. Provided the gravity is strong enough and … Continued
The European Space Agency’s mission to land a spacecraft on a comet for the first time is now in its final stages. The Philae lander separated from the Rosetta orbiter at 08:35 GMT / 09:35 CET and its descent to the surface of … Continued
The European Space Agency has revealed that the first human homes on the Moon could be built by 3D-printing robots. A new video shows the plans for a lunar base that can house four people, and is made from an inflatable dome covered in … Continued
The long-distance probe has returned a stunning photo of Saturn’s moon Titan glistening in the sun.
So far it is only possible to travel forward in time, and only by fractions of a second. Imagine there are two identical twins; the first travels into space in a high-speed rocket, while the other remains on Earth. When the … Continued