Scientists see evidence of underground lakes system on Mars

Space 03/01/19, 11:46

Scientists say images of craters taken by European and American space probes show there likely once was a planet-wide system of underground lakes on Mars. Data collected by NASA and ESA probes orbiting the red planet provide the first geological evidence ...

NASA about to pull plug on Mars rover, silent for 8 months

U.S. 02/12/19, 16:45

NASA is trying one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits.The rover has been silent for eight months, victim of an intense dust storm. Thick dust darkened the sky last summer and, for months, ...

Tiny satellites fall silent after proving new tech at Mars

Tech 02/06/19, 10:49

Two tiny satellites have fallen silent millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars.The twin CubeSats, nicknamed WALL-E and EVE, shadowed NASA's InSight lander to Mars last year. As the lander descended to the Martian surface in November, ...

Farout: Scientists spot solar system’s farthest known object

Space 12/17/18, 16:20

Astronomers have spotted the farthest known object in our solar system — and they've nicknamed the pink cosmic body "Farout."The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center announced the discovery Monday."Farout" is about 120 astronomical units away — that's 120 times ...

Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight

U.S. 12/01/18, 08:13

As Mars' newest resident settles in, Planet Earth is working on three more landers and at least two orbiters to join the scientific Martian brigade.NASA's InSight spacecraft touched down on Mars on Monday.FILE- This artist's rendering provided to China's Xinhua ...

UN report says fragile climate puts food security at risk

World 11/28/18, 02:02

A United Nations report says that feeding a hungry planet is increasingly difficult as climate change and depletion of land and other resources undermines food systems.FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file, photo, a severely malnourished boy rests on ...

New lander will add to humans’ long fascination with Mars

World 11/24/18, 08:14

In our solar system family, Mars is Earth's next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia.The attraction is sure to grow with Monday's arrival of a NASA lander named InSight.FILE - This image made available by NASA shows ...

Another NASA spacecraft runs out of steam, 2nd this week

Science 11/01/18, 14:03

NASA has lost a second spacecraft this week, ending a fruitful mission in the asteroid belt.Running low on fuel for some time, the Dawn spacecraft this week stopped communicating with flight controllers. Its prolonged silence prompted NASA to declare it ...

NASA declares elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead

Science 10/30/18, 15:04

NASA has declared its elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead.Officials announced the Kepler Space Telescope's demise Tuesday.Already well past its expected lifetime, the 9-year-old Kepler had been running low on fuel for months. Its ability to point at specific regions in the ...

Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Space 10/19/18, 23:21

European and Japanese space agencies say an Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.The European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency say the BepiColombo ...

Have astronomers found 1st moon outside our solar system?

Science 10/03/18, 14:12

Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system.Two Columbia University researchers presented their tantalizing evidence Wednesday. Plenty of planets exist beyond our solar system, but a moon around one of those worlds has yet to be confirmed.The ...

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