SpaceX offers to help raise the altitude of NASA’s Hubble space telescope

Elon Musk could help to save Hubble, after NASA revealed it will study the possibility of running a private astronaut mission with SpaceX to extend the iconic telescope’s lifespan. The 32-year-old observatory is slowly losing altitude and if nothing is done to re-boost it then Hubble will eventually fall into the Earth’s atmosphere and burn … Read more

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures extraordinarily detailed images of Jupiter’s moon Europa

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has taken its first picture of Jupiter’s moon Europa — capturing the ice-encrusted surface in extraordinary detail. The image is the closest look at Europa that any spacecraft has provided in more than 20 years, when the US space agency’s Galileo came within 218 miles (351 km) of the surface in January 2000. … Read more

James Webb captures a spectacular image of a sparkling galaxy

One of the first spectacular images taken by NASA’s new multi-million pound James Webb Space Telescope captured the universe’s earliest galaxies. Now, early analysis has zeroed in on one of these galaxies nine billion light-years away from Earth, and revealed that it is sparkling with some of the oldest-known star clusters, dating back to shortly … Read more

Asteroid that crashed into Earth 2 billion years ago was up to 15 miles wide

An asteroid that hit the Earth two billion years ago in what is now South Africa was even larger than the one that wiped out the dinosaurs, new research suggests. Previous studies estimated that the planet’s largest crater was formed by an object that was about 9.3 miles (15 km) wide and travelling as a … Read more

Mars may have experienced episodic FLOODING millions of years ago, radar image reveals

A new image of the surface of Mars has revealed the planet may have experienced episodic flooding millions of years ago. The Zhurong Mars rover has returned ground-penetrating radar data of the Utopia Planitia basin – an impact crater thought to have once hosted an ancient ocean. The image was constructed from the data by scientists from … Read more

Stress can make people focus more on their spouse’s bad habits, study finds

Stress can make people focus more on their spouse’s bad habits – even married couples who are still in the ‘honeymoon period’ of their relationship, study finds Researchers warn stress can make people focus more on their lover’s bad habits Past studies showed stressful life circumstances can affect how couples interact Experts now think stress … Read more

NASA will intentionally crash a spacecraft into an asteroid at 15,000mph on Monday

In just a few days’ time, NASA will intentionally crash a spacecraft into an asteroid at 15,000mph. Such a mission may evoke memories of a Hollywood disaster movie such as Armageddon or Deep Impact, but this is very much real and is actually part of the US space agency’s first ever planetary defence test. Of course, there … Read more

Mars is already TRASHED: Humans have left more than 15,000 pounds of debris on the Red Planet

Humans have left more than 15,000 pounds of trash on Mars in the last 50 years and not a single person has ever stepped foot on the red planet. Cagri Kilic, a postdoctoral research fellow in robotics at West Virginia University, analyzed the mass of all rovers and orbiters sent to Mars and subtracted the … Read more

Pine Island Glacier is more vulnerable than thought – and could cause sea levels to rise by 1.6ft

Antarctica’s Pine Island Ice Shelf is more vulnerable than previously thought – and could cause global sea levels to rise by 1.6 FEET if it collapses, study warns The Pine Island Ice Shelf holds back enough ice to raise sea levels by 1.6ft It could be more vulnerable to complete disintegration than previously thought In … Read more