It's been just over 50 years since NASA launched its last passive communications satellite. Continue reading →
Inspired by a prehistoric material used by our ancestors to create cave drawings 30,000 years ago, scientists have found an ingenious method to keep the upcoming European Solar Orbiter cool. Continue reading →
John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian mount for telescopes, passed away at the age of 98 in January, but he left behind a wonderful legacy for modern amateur astronomers.
Meandering rivers have been spotted on the Martian surface -- but they are now dry ridges, an eerie reminder of Mars' wet past. Continue reading →
Why were there two versions of the Apollo spacecraft, and why do we only hear about one? Continue reading →
Asteroid J002E3 turned out to be the S-IVB stage of Apollo 12's Saturn V. What happen to the rest of those rocket stages? Continue reading →
It's been ten years since NASA's Spirit rover landed on Mars' Gusev Crater -- this is the first panorama it snapped. Continue reading →
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