Is China The Next Space ‘Superpower?’
China has only recently unveiled images of its Mars rover as well as launched its most powerful rocket. The country might have kept silent about its space program for years, but its recent developments could indicate that China is a force to be reckoned with.
Strange Space Objects Could Lead Us To Planet Nine
Scientists have discovered several objects in the outer solar system, which point to the possible existence of the hypothetical world Planet Nine.
SpaceX’s Toughest Rival Will Create ‘Space Trucks’
United Launch Alliance is ramping up its plans to create reusable second-stage rockets called “space trucks.”
Flares From Proxima B’s Star Could Affect The Planet’s ‘Habitability’
A new Earth-like planet named Proxima b was recently discovered, and it’s only a few light years away from Earth. But scientists found that massive bursts of energy from the planet’s star could make it a little less habitable than we thought.
Rosetta Probe Captures Brilliant Image of Comet Eruption
ESA’s Rosetta probe has captured images of a burst of light from the comet 67P. The outburst was said to be caused by a landslide.
Scientists Find Remnants of Supernovae On The Sea Floor
Scientists have discovered evidence of supernova explosion millions of years ago in fossilized bacteria on the ocean floor.
These 5 Houseplants Are Good At Fighting Indoor Air Pollution
Indoor plants are more than just household decorations. Scientists found that certain plant varieties could remove some harmful compounds and reduce air pollutants.
Scientists Discover Dinosaur-Era Sea Swallowed Up By Tectonic Plates
Scientists found a tectonic plate that reveals an ancient sea that once existed in the region shortly after the dinosaur era.
Breakthrough Starshot Has A New Target: To Explore Proxima B
The Breakthrough Starshot project aims to be the first to launch a gram-scale spacecraft from light beams with speeds of up to 20% the speed of light. But now, the project is fired up with excitement for yet another target: to glimpse Proxima b up close.
China’s 2020 Mars Probe Needs A Name
China recently announced the details of its first Martian probe, which consists of a lander and a rover. The probe is currently open for public naming suggestions.
NASA’s Mars Journey Faces Uncertainties with 2016 Elections
The outcome of the 2016 presidential elections could make or break NASA, as the agency’s entire spaceflight program is at the mercy of the incoming president.
Breakthrough Starshot Probes Could Be Damaged En Route to Alpha Centauri
Breakthrough Starshot, one of the most exciting astronomical projects of all time, aims to reach the Alpha Centauri star system in 20 years. However, scientists found a critical challenge: the possibility of damage due to interstellar gas and dust
Paris Goes Car-Free For One Day in September
The streets of Paris will be completely free of traffic jams, the sound of horns and exhaust fumes for one whole day in September.
World’s Largest Telescope Comes Face to Face With World’s Second-Fastest Supercomputer
A prototype of the Square Kilometer Array’s (SKA) software was successfully tested on the world’s second-fastest supercomputer in China.