Category: Science News

NASA Says Evidence of Life on Europa Could Be Under a Few Inches of Ice

It’s possible that life in our solar system is not confined to Earth. Scientists speculate that places like Mars or Enceladus could provide evidence of present or past...

Mars Express Just Discovered a Subsurface Liquid Water Lake on Mars

Mars may have been a watery and temperate place in the distant past, but it’s been a giant dustball for many eons. That doesn’t mean there aren’t interesting...

Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

Famed astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered the first four moons of Jupiter way back in the early 1600s. More than 400 years later, astronomers are still finding moons...

Scientists May Have Solved One of Earth’s Greatest Climate Mysteries

It can be extremely challenging to unravel the mysteries of Earth’s past climate changes, but it’s more vital than ever that we understand what triggered major...

NASA May Have Accidentally Destroyed Evidence of Organics on Mars 40 Years Ago

NASA announced last month that Mars has complex organic molecules, which could point to current or past life on the planet. There’s a lot of work to be done before we...

ESA Begins Designing Mission to Return NASA’s Mars Samples to Earth

NASA is working toward the launch of its still unnamed Mars 2020 rover, which will bristle with scientific instruments. While it’s photographing and scanning the red...

Enceladus, Not Europa, Could Be the Best Place to Search for Extraterrestrial Life

There’s a lot of totally understandable excitement in the scientific community around exploring the Jovian moon Europa. With NASA planning to launch two multi-billion...

Floating IBM Robot Ships Out to International Space Station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in the wee hours Friday morning. The unmanned mission will bring new supplied and instruments...

Astronomers Say Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua Might be a Comet After All

Astronomers around the world were positively tickled last year when we detected our first interstellar object inside the solar system. The object was named ‘Oumuamua,...

Martian Dust Storm Is Now a ‘Planet-Encircling’ Event

The dust storm raging on Mars shows no signs of abating. In fact, it’s still growing in size. NASA says the storm is now a “global” event that completely encircles...