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A Spaceship that is great at falling which could help us understand the universe better

  Just four months after scientists announced the first detection of gravitational waves – ripples in space time that could help us learn about mysterious objects such as black holes – researchers from the European Space Agency have taken a vital step toward catching some for themselves. On Tuesday, the team behind the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Pathfinder mission, ... Read More »

Will Europe send robot snakes to Mars before Hollywood?

In our real, human world, we first learned to fly ourselves around our planet before advancing enough to fly robots made in our image (kind of) to explore Mars. In the world of Hollywood, snakes on a plane have tangled with Samuel L. Jackson and terrorized numerous overacting extras, so it stands to reason that the next step is a ... Read More »

Nasa’s next Mars rover will advance hunt for past life

WASHINGTON: The next robotic rover to explore Mars in 2020 should scour the surface of the red planet more closely than ever for signs of past life, a Nasa science team said Tuesday. The US space agency’s science definition team (SDT) released a 154-page document containing its proposals for the next Mars rover, after five months of work. The mission ... Read More »

ESA launches record cargo for International Space Station

Kourou (Guyana), June 6: A record 6.6 tonnes of cargo were hurtling towards the International Space Station after being blasted into orbit by a European rocket from French Guiana. The space freighter with food, water, oxygen, science experiments and special treats for the ISS astronauts was launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou as planned at ... Read More »

3.5bn years ago, a river used to run across Mars?

LONDON: New astonishing pictures by the European Space Agency have revealed a 1,500km long and 7km wide river that once ran across Mars. The agency’s Mars Express imaged the striking upper part of the remnants of Reull Vallis river on Mars with its high-resolution stereo camera, ESA said. Reull Vallis, is believed to have formed when running water flowed in ... Read More »

3.5bn years ago, a river used to run across Mars?

LONDON: New astonishing pictures by the European Space Agency have revealed a 1,500km long and 7km wide river that once ran across Mars. The agency’s Mars Express imaged the striking upper part of the remnants of Reull Vallis river on Mars with its high-resolution stereo camera, ESA said. Reull Vallis, is believed to have formed when running water flowed in ... Read More »

Orion missions: Nasa and Esa set their sights on deep space

The space agencies are about to reveal more about their collaboration to send astronauts beyond Earth’s orbit. But will the Orion missions be inspirational enough for their critics? Watch the Nasa press conference at the foot of this post from 16:30 GMT (17:30 CET or 10:30 CST) It is now more than 40 years since a human ventured beyond Earth ... Read More »

Nasa to put man on asteroid by 2020s

Astronauts Being Trained For Mission To Look For Minerals, Get Info On How To Destroy It WASHINGTON: Nasa is reportedly training a team of astronauts for a mission to land on an asteroid by the end of the next decade. The US space agency is training the astronauts to land on an asteroid to explore its surface, search for minerals ... Read More »