China unveils Mars rover for 2020 mission

Aug 24, 2016

China unveils Mars rover for 2020 mission

China has shown off the first images of the rover it plans to sent to Mars in mid-2020 to explore the surface for three months, the latest aim of its ambitious space program. China in 2003 became the third country to put a man ...

Aug 13, 2016

Nearest stellar neighbor may have Earth-like planet

Scientists are preparing to unveil a new planet around our nearest stellar neighbor that is believed to be Earth-like and orbits at a distance that could favor life, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday. The exoplanet orbits a well-investigated star called Proxima Centauri, ...

First image released from globe-spanning radio telescope

Jul 17, 2016

First image released from globe-spanning radio telescope

Even operating at a quarter of its eventual capacity, South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope showed off its phenomenal power Saturday, revealing 1,300 galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 were known before. The image released Saturday was the first from ...

Jun 17, 2016

Delayed ExoMars mission gets €77 million boost

The second part of a delayed joint European-Russian mission to probe Mars for traces of life has received a crucial €77 million ($86 million) cash injection, the European Space Agency said Thursday. In the first phase, the European Space Agency (ESA) and its Russian ...