Ancient meteorite from Mercury discovered in Morocco
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists believe they may have found the first meteorite on Earth that originated from the planet Mercury. The ancient rocks do not resemble any other kind of space rock that had been previously discovered or examined. The green space rocks, which had been found in...
NASA plans to capture asteroid
By: Terrence Aym
The American space agency, NASA, has announced a bold and visionary plan that hearkens back to the glory days of the early space program. Yes, the plan is complicated and may be tough to pull off—and it is rocket science—but the payoff promises...
NASA chief: US won't return to moon
By: Terrence Aym
The U.S. is relying more heavily upon private space industry to launch space missions and fill the gaps in NASA's manned space program as budgetary cuts and financial screws are applied to the space agency's annual budget.With the retirement of the space shuttle...
By: Calvin Wolf
A manned mission to Mars is the next logical step for manned space exploration. Astronauts have been to the moon and the next nearest neighbor, Venus, is inhospitable for any surface exploration. The next logical location for astronauts or cosmonauts? The arid plains of Mars...
By: Michelle Hargett
In order to understand what black hole energy is, it’s extremely helpful first to know what a black hole is and what its characteristics are. There is also the term "dark energy" which may seem like the same thing to the layman, since black...
By: Gilbert Ngetich
A manned mission to Mars is treated as the next frontier for mankind. The complexities and challenges of this mission are many times greater than any space travel mission ever undertaken. It should be mentioned here that missions to Mars have been undertaken as early...
By: Kenneth Andrews
Back in the 1970s, androgynous crooner David Bowie invited us all to wonder "Is there life on Mars?" Well, the Curiosity Rover hasn't found any yet despite evidence of water, but if one Dutch group has their way, there could soon be a whole...
Succesful missions of Space Shuttle Challenger
By: Christyl Rivers
The Space Shuttle Challenger is best known as a spectacular failure. However, Challenger successfully completed nine prior missions before the tragic launch of January 28, 1986, which killed every crew member aboard just seventy three seconds after launch. Perhaps it is time to revisit some...
By: Robin Lamb
When Sputnik 1 was launched into orbit in 1957, it soared up into a pristine environment. Now, after more than half a century of rockets, space stations, and artificial satellites, that situation has changed, with scientists claiming that it is time to clean up the...
Researchers say moon to blame for Stonewall Jackson's death
By: Leigh Goessl
Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson made his permanent mark in history as a Civil War Confederate officer. As an officer who was well known for his successful military maneuvers and strategies, he was second in command to General Robert E. Lee. Jackson died at...

 

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