SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

Sep 21, 2014

SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to deliver a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208-foot-tall (63-meter-tall) booster, built and launched by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, bolted off ...

NASA's Maven spacecraft to arrive at Mars this weekend

Sep 18, 2014

NASA's Maven spacecraft to arrive at Mars this weekend

Mars, get ready for another visitor or two. This weekend, NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles (711 million kilometers). If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian ...

Solar storm arrives at Earth, but is not a problem

Sep 13, 2014

Solar storm arrives at Earth, but is not a problem

A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday, but it was causing few, if any, problems. It may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights. Space Weather Prediction Center forecaster Chris Smith said the storm left the sun on Wednesday and first arrived ...

Sep 11, 2014

High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

Researchers have produced digital maps of what lies beneath Stonehenge, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle. The project produced detailed maps of 17 previously unknown ritual monuments and a huge timber ...

Sep 4, 2014

Say hello to Laniakea, our cosmic neighbourhood

Astronomers said Wednesday they have mapped the galaxy supercluster of which our solar system forms a tiny part, and named the mighty mass Laniakea, meaning “immense heaven” in the language of Hawaii. Laniakea comprises some 100,000 galaxies with about a hundred million billion suns, ...