Space

NASA’s Opportunity rover fighting for its life amidst huge Martian storm

While curiosity is once again in the limelight with the discovery of organic molecules on Mars, it’s easy to…

NASA extends the life of the Juno probe

Almost two years after its placement into orbit around Jupiter, the Juno probe continues to explore the Jovian system…

NASA has recovered lost archives of Apollo Moon experiments

The conquest of the Moon by the United States in 1969 represents, perhaps, the greatest achievement for mankind and…

NASA wants to privatize the ISS management

NASA is in discussion with several private companies for the day-to-day management of the International Space Station (ISS) in…

China goes back to the moon

In a few days, China will be back on the moon: a Long March-4C rocket indeed took off on…

NASA to send a helicopter to Mars

In two years, a new US rover is set to visit Mars. Itwill be accompanied by a high-tech drone…

China is building its own reusable rockets

Without too much fanfare, China is continuing its programs of reusable rockets, including the future Long March 8, which…

NASA is testing a mini-nuclear reactor for space exploration

For humans to ever colonize other worlds, power is needed. Power to get us there, but also power to…

Japan is designing a reusable rocket à la SpaceX

The Japanese Agency for Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) will develop a reusable spacecraft, capable of putting loads in orbit and…

Where are the aliens?

We live in a galaxy populated by hundreds of billions of stars. Earth-type planets are supposed to be in…

Earth is under threat from these asteroids

Our planet is under constant threat from to the large number of asteroids and comets that travel through space,…

Moon Exploration

China plans to build a scientific base on the Moon

The race to conquer the moon is hitting. With the US government actively planing yo go back to the…

NASA testing robot bees to explore Mars

US space agency NASA will finance, for a year, a project to build a swarm of flying robots to…

NASA to build a space station around the moon

NASA’s goal of returning to the moon is expected to materialize in early 2019, when the agency will award…

Astronomers have detected the darkest planet ever observed

A group of astronomers have discovered an exoplanet so dark that it absorbs almost all the light that passes…

Europe launches Sentinel-3B, the Swiss-army knife of satellites

The European Space Agency is expanding its abilities to monitor the Earth by launching a Sentinel-3B satellite on Wednesday…