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Space

NASA Rover found evidence of ancient life on Mars

Published on 03/12/2020 @ 10 AM EST
An international team of astrobiologists claims that organic molecules discovered by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover could be evidence of life on Mars. This news was published in a paper in the journal Astrobiology, which talks about “thiophenes,” existence on Mars. These are special compounds found in coal, crude oil, and white truffles back on Earth.

Scientists Find That Humans Can Hibernate

Published on 01/22/2020 @ 4 PM EST

Engineer John Bradford, a researcher for NASA, stated that it's possible for humans to hibernate. While this is currently limited to other animals, astronauts may be able to use hibernation as a tool for deep-space travel. This would mean they require less food and space, thus reducing overall travel costs.

Billionaire Hosts Girlfriend Contest for “First Woman to the Moon”

Published on 01/21/2020 @ 10 AM EST

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa launched a girlfriend contest on Twitter looking for women age 20 or older to apply to be his girlfriend and the "first woman to the moon." However, this has received immediate, intense backlash.Updated (January 31, 2020): He's called off the contest due to "personal reasons".

Scientists find new discoveries with Parker Probe

Published on 12/08/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Launched in 2018, the Parker Solar Probe recently finished 24 passes through the sun’s previously unseen corona, providing new information. The main findings highlight a dynamic solar wind and unexpectedly flipping magnetic fields.

University deleted life on Mars press release

Published on 11/24/2019 @ 1 AM EST

According to a now-deleted press release, William Romoser said: “there has been and still is life on Mars.” This came after the entomologist professor’s claim to have found evidence of insect-like creatures on the planet’s surface. A PDF of the research is still available.

SpaceX starship has trouble in test

Published on 11/21/2019 @ 8 AM EST

During a pressure test in Texas, the top of SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 blew off. Elon Musk says the tests for the prototype rocket are a “manufacturing pathfinder,” referring to the fact that other rockets are already in production.