Atacama - ALMA As the aborigines did before, todays scientist continue their search of our cosmic origines.
Alien rock, the second-largest ever discovered, likely fell over 4,000 years ago as part of a massive meteor.
In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, the Air Force thought that exploding a nuclear device on the moon would inspire America and show the Russians who was boss.
Having spent 230 days in space, a NASA astronaut is convinced that aliens are everywhere around us, and it would be arrogant to think otherwise.
On the other hand, the fossils discovery could mean the first organisms perhaps aren’t as resistant than we thought, but that they simply evolved extraordinarily fast in just a couple hundred million years after the LHB, flipping the script on the notion that the habitability windows for planets in the universe are short and narrow.
Unfortunately, now faced with what could be signs of water directly in its path, NASA is forced to enact strict protocols. These signs take the form of dark streaks that have been observed along the sloping terrain of Aeolis Mons (aka. Mount Sharp), which the rover has been preparing to climb. In order to prevent contamination, the rover must avoid any contact with them, which could mean a serious diversion.
Nasa has sent a spacecraft chasing after an unexplored asteroid, in the hope that it might one day keep us from being destroyed.
He really could have said, "One small step for a man."
Finding Philae doesn’t just provide a sense of closure for those who thought it would be lost forever, as knowing the landing site will help mission scientists fully understand the data gathered by the probe.
Research by Rice University Earth scientists suggests that virtually all of Earth's life-giving carbon could have come from a collision about 4.4 billion years ago between Earth and an embryonic planet similar to Mercury.
Niku, a piece of icy debris in the Kuiper Belt, has an orbit unlike almost any other object in our solar system. Why?
"The reality is that we know that this universe, that our galaxy, has billions of stars. We know that stars have planets," she said. "So the likelihood that there is life somewhere else to me is just absolutely there."
NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole, taken during the spacecraft's first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The images show storm systems and weather activity unlike anything previously seen on any of our solar system's gas giant planets.
SINCE the concept of the universe has been established, experts and amateurs have theorised about the possibility of alien life existing outside of this planet.
SCIENTISTS were left baffled last year when they discovered a distant star that was regularly dipping in brightness.
LOS ANGELES — A NASA spacecraft has spied what appears to be an inactive volcano on the surface of Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The volcano is about half as tall as Mount Everest and likely last erupted several hundred million years ago, scientists reported Thursday.
EXCLUSIVE: A BRITISH doctor who has laid claim to the legal ownership of Mars is selling the Red Planet bit by bit for a £27million price tag - despite no one yet legally owning any of the celestial land.
In a new explanation, however, an astrophysicist describes a scenario that could debunk the alien megastructure theory – and researchers may have found another star that fits the mold.
On a lonely, cratered plain near the equator of dwarf planet Ceres, a mountain half the height of Everest spirals into an airless abyss. A few hundred million years ago, briny ice lavas from deep beneath the surface pushed Ahuna Mons up, freezing again as they oozed across the mountain’s rugged peak.
A team of six spent a year living in a small dome on the side of the mountain Mauna Loa to study the feasibility of human existence on the red planet