Astronomy and Space
Tuesday 28 April, 2015

NASA says, it will discover extraterrestrial life by 2045


NASA scientists are now convinced that extraterrestrial life is a fact  More...

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biggest solar telescope
By BioNews On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

‘Super telescope’ to improve space weather forecasts

To be launched in 2019, the world’s biggest solar telescope based in Hawaii would significantly improve the forecasting of space weather hazards  More...

The map above shows the 2015 CubeSat Launch Initiative selections.
Image Credit: NASA / Google Maps
By BioNews On Sunday, February 8th, 2015

NASA selects tiny research satellites for future missions

NASA has selected more than dozen small research satellites that could fit in the palm of your hand to fly in space on future rocket launches.  More...

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Hubble captures rare triple-moon conjunction

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter’s largest moons – Europa, Callisto and Io  More...

Gray cuttings from Curiosity's drilling into a target called "Mojave 2" are visible surrounding the sample-collection hole in this Jan. 31, 2015, image from the rover's MAHLI camera. This site in the "Pahrump Hills" outcrop provided the mission's second drilled sample of Mars' Mount Sharp.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
By BioNews On Friday, February 6th, 2015

Water on Mars more acidic than previously thought

A new Martian sample taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover hints at water that was more acidic than evidenced in its first drill at Mount Sharp  More...

The new image of the dwarf planet.
 (Photo credit : NASA)
By BioNews On Friday, February 6th, 2015

NASA clicks closest ever snap of dwarf planet

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has acquired the latest and closest-yet snapshot of the mysterious world of dwarf planet Ceres  More...

Image credit: NASA
By BioNews On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

NASA spacecraft sends historic Pluto images

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent its first stunning images of Pluto as the probe closes in on the dwarf planet  More...

NASA SMAP launch
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

NASA Launches Groundbreaking Soil Moisture Mapping Satellite

NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet.  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Simulated Mars mission gutted in fire

A simulated Mars mission held in the Utah desert in the US came to an abrupt end, when the research station was gutted in fire, media reported Wednesday.  More...

Artist’s conception of the extrasolar ring system circling the young giant planet or brown dwarf J1407b. The rings are shown eclipsing the young sun-like star J1407, as they would have appeared in early 2007. Image credit: Ron Miller
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

‘Super Saturn’ with gigantic ring system found

Astronomers have found that the ring system they saw eclipsing a very young Sun-like star — known as J1407 — is of enormous proportions  More...