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Don’t Worry About Asteroid 2006QV89. There’s Only a 1 in 7000 Chance It’ll Hit the Earth in September

Whenever scientists announce an upcoming close encounter with an asteroid, certain corners of the internet light up like the synaptic…

4 months ago

Europe is Working On a Reusable Space Transport System: Space Rider

The ESA is developing its own spacecraft capable of re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. The reusable spacecraft is called the Space…

4 months ago

How Will NASA and ESA Handle Mars Samples When They Get Them Back to Earth?

We've learned a lot about Mars in recent years. Multiple orbiters and hugely-successful rover missions have delivered a cascade of…

5 months ago

Mars Express Saw the Same Methane Spike that Curiosity Detected from the Surface of Mars

If you're not a chemist, an astrobiologist, or a scientist of any sort, and that includes most of us, then…

7 months ago

Signs that Ancient Rivers Flowed Across the Surface of Mars, Billions of Years Ago

Billions of years ago, Mars was likely a much warmer and wetter place than the cold, dry, barren world we…

8 months ago

Did You Know the Earth’s Atmosphere Extends Beyond the Orbit of the Moon?

Strictly speaking, there aren't strict boundaries between Earth and space. Our atmosphere doesn't just end at a certain altitude; it…

8 months ago

Here’s a Clever idea. Build Moon Bases in Craters and then Fill them in with Lunar Regolith

A student team associated with the ESA recently developed a concept for a Moon base that would rely on lunar…

8 months ago

ESA is Planning a Mission to the Smallest Spacerock Ever Visited: the Moon of an Asteroid

For some small minority of humans, Death By Asteroid is a desirable fate. The idea probably satisfies their wonky Doomsday…

8 months ago

In the far Future our Sun will Turn Into a Solid Crystalline White Dwarf. Here’s How it’ll Happen

New research using some of the latest Gaia mission data has revealed what happens to stars like our Sun once…

9 months ago

This Crater on Mars Traps the Cold, and Remains Filled With Ice, All Year Round

Just in time for the holidays, the ESO's Mars Express mission revealed a breathtaking image of a Martian crater that…

10 months ago