Stories about Research

Jan 15 2019

China moon: First crops sprout - potatoes in 100 days

The development could be significant for future long-term space missions. The cotton seed grew in a lattice-like structure inside a canister after the lander touched d...

Jan 11 2019

NASA discovers new exoplanet 3 times the size of Earth

NASA said the other find , LHS 3884b, is around 1.3 times Earth's size, and every 11 hours orbits a cool M-type dwarf star around 49 light years away. " It's the coole...

Jan 09 2019

UK: May suffers defeat over vote on no-deal Brexit

The Commons will begin five days of debate on Wednesday, culminating in the "meaningful vote" next week which could determine the fate of her Government. Mrs May will mak...

Jan 09 2019

Chinese rover powers up on moon mission

The spacecraft landed at 0226 GMT on January 3 (9:26 p.m. EST on January 2) in the 110-mile-wide (180-kilometer) Von Karman crater , located in the southern hemisphere o...

Jan 03 2019

Ultima Thule: Clearest image yet of 'snowman' space rock released by NASA

Stern noted that the team has received less than 1 percent of all the data stored aboard New Horizons . It's no simple matter to reach the outer solar system, so NASA...

Dec 20 2018

Saturn's rings could vanish much sooner than expected

The rings are being absorbed into Saturn by gravity as a sooty rain of ice particles underneath the impact of Saturn's magnetic field. A study by scientists from the s...

Dec 18 2018

The 'Christmas Comet' Is Coming to Town. Here's How to See It

Closest approach is on December 16 when it will be 7,199,427 miles away. For nonscientists, this lasting memorial to a Wisconsin comet hunter will simply be a fresh opp...

Dec 11 2018

The Chinese have sent to the moon potatoes

The craft, Chang'e 4 , is named after the Chinese goddess of the moon; it features a lunar station and a lunar rover. Launched in may this year and it reached the Lagran...

Dec 09 2018

SpaceX launches cargo to space station

The engineers were though less glad with the first-stage booster that ended up into the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast, missing the designated land zone. launch tim...

Dec 06 2018

Carbon Emissions Reportedly Will Hit All-Time High

The projection puts global carbon emission at all-time high this year. The rest of the world contributed 41 per cent previous year, it said. China produced 27 percent o...

Dec 04 2018

SpaceX postpones rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base

SpaceX's Twitter account will share live updates of the mission as well. The mission illustrated the growing demand to launch small satellites, modern devices that som...

Nov 30 2018

Mars rover landing prompts 49ers-inspired celebration by NASA employees

As it approaches the surface the heat shield will separate and InSight will have to perform a manoeuvre to escape it - or risk it crashing into the lander once it reach...

Nov 26 2018

Federal Agencies Issue Dire Climate Change Warning

The report outlined the projected impact of global warming on every aspect of American society. But, in a bright spot, the report also references local and worldwide ac...

Oct 13 2018

Branson says Virgin Galactic to launch space flight 'within weeks'

The entire flight should take around 2.5 hours, though only a few minutes will actually be spent in suborbital space. Branson's ambitions were dealt a massive blow four...

Oct 12 2018

Scottish Government to seek new advice on climate change targets

The IPCC , the UN's top climate panel, issued the report from Incheon, Republic of Korea, where for the past week, hundreds of scientists and government representative...

Oct 09 2018

Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis

It will be one of the main items discussed at a global conference in Poland in December, when governments will review the Paris Agreement (which the United States withd...

Oct 07 2018

Tropical Depression #14 likely to become Hurricane Michael

NHC forecasters say that this general motion with some increase in forward speed is expected over the next few days. As it moves into the Gulf, It will likely form into a...

Oct 02 2018

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel

A Canadian professor ended a 55-year drought for female physicists today when she was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for physics , becoming only the third woman t...

Sep 20 2018

SpaceX says it will fly private passenger 'around the Moon'

And if you were wondering, "We'll do a bunch of test launches before having any people on board", Musk said. "As far as me going , I'm not sure". Musk said, however, t...