Archaeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

Oct 12, 2014

Archaeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked treasures, recovering a scattering of artefacts amid indications that significant artworks may await discovery under the seabed. Lying 50 meters down a steep underwater slope off Antikythera Island ...

Sep 26, 2014

Study finds solar system's water older than the sun

Water found in Earth’s oceans, in meteorites and frozen in lunar craters predates the birth of the solar system, a study published on Thursday shows, a finding with implications for the search for life on other planets. Scientists have long debated whether the solar ...

U.S. spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next up

Sep 23, 2014

U.S. spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next up

With NASA’s Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India’s first mission to the red planet. The Indian spacecraft is due to slip into Martian orbit Tuesday night (Wednesday morning in India). It’s India’s first interplanetary mission, and no nation ...

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 ...