/ Apr 15, 2017

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on Wednesday

An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on Wednesday at an uncomfortably close distance. “Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid this ...

/ Mar 22, 2017

Scientists seek to reinstate Pluto to planet status

A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a “dwarf planet” a decade ago. Six scientists from institutions across the United States argued that Pluto deserves ...

/ Nov 27, 2016

ExoMars space program needs an extra €400 million

Barely a month after its expensive test lander crashed into Mars, the European Space Agency asked member nations Friday to cough up an extra €400 million ($425 million) to complete the ExoMars exploration of the red planet. The two-part mission saw a spacecraft successfully ...