NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter completes its 17th flight on Mars – despite only being designed for FIVE

NASA‘s Mars helicopter has completed its 17th flight on the Red Planet, despite only being designed for five such missions. Ingenuity, the first aircraft to operate from the surface of another world, took off for a 117-second trip as it inches closer to its original airfield, where it’ll await the arrival of the US space … Read more

Eerie photos show abandoned Soviet space shuttle left to gather dust in enormous rusting hangar 

In the 1980s, a little-known chapter in the space race took place when the Soviet Union attempted to build their own version of Nasa’s Space Shuttle. But despite a successful unmanned orbital test flight the Buran vehicles were soon scrapped amid rising budget cuts and left to rot in hangars. One of the Soviet shuttles … Read more

Gamma rays starting from UFOs are discovered coming from nearby galaxies for the first time

Gamma rays emanating from ultra-fast outflows have been discovered coming from nearby galaxies for the first time Astronomers discovered gamma rays emanating from ultra-fast outflows coming from several nearby galaxies for the first time UFOs are winds that come from supermassive black holes that could play a role in how large the black hole and … Read more

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is ‘surprisingly DEEP’ and extends 300 miles beneath the cloud tops

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is ‘surprisingly DEEP’: Enormous storm that would engulf Earth extends 300 miles beneath the planet’s cloud tops, NASA reveals NASA’s Juno spacecraft has measured the depth of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot The huge storm is likely 200 to 300 miles deep, according to NASA When combined with its width of 10,000 … Read more

First planet OUTSIDE the Milky Way galaxy is discovered 28 million light-years from Earth 

Astronomers may have discovered the first planet ever discovered outside the Milky Way, 28 million light-years from Earth. Experts using NASA‘s Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton telescope may have discovered the planet in the spiral galaxy Messier 51 (M51), also known as the Whirlpool galaxy. All of the exoplanets that have … Read more

Scientists create a detailed map of the mysterious auroras on Uranus 

Scientists have provided the most detailed map yet of Uranus, the seventh planet in our solar system, with its mysterious auroras.  Experts at the University of Leicester led three days of observations of the planet earlier this month, using NASA‘s Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) in Hawaii. The project mapped the planet in the infrared part of the light … Read more

Climate: Arctic summer sea ice is at its twelfth lowest extent on record, NASA reveals 

Arctic summer sea ice is at its twelfth lowest extent on record, dropping to 1.82 million square miles in 2021, NASA reveals Experts have been using satellite data to monitor Arctic sea ice since 1978 The ice’s extent wax and wanes annually — reaching a minimum in September However, four decades of records have revealed significant … Read more

SpaceX awarded a $178M contract for NASA’s mission to Jupiter’s moon

Elon Musk‘s aerospace firm SpaceX has been awarded a $178 million (£129 million) contract for NASA‘s first mission to Europa, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon.  SpaceX will provide ‘launch services’ for the Europa Clipper mission, which is due to blast off in October 2024 to study Europa through a series of fly-bys, NASA said.  The spacecraft will … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance rover is hunting for signs of life on Mars – and NASA will share initial results

NASA‘s Perseverance rover has officially started its search for ancient life on Mars and the US space agency will share the initial findings on Wednesday. According to a NASA statement, the $2.7 billion rover is using its seven-foot mechanical arm to analyze Martian rocks with X-rays and ultraviolet light. This allows the rover to ‘zoom … Read more

NASA official Bill Nelson says we are not alone in the universe after reviewing declassified report

We are not alone in the universe, according to NASA official and former astronaut Bill Nelson. Nelson’s statement comes just days after the Pentagon was unable to offer an explanation for UFOs spotted by US military personnel in a newly-declassified report released on Friday, which confirmed at least 144 cases of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) sightings. … Read more

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has made its EIGHTH successful flight on the Red Planet 

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has made its EIGHTH successful flight on the Red Planet NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter completed its eighth successful flight on Mars  The 4-pound helicopter flew 525 feet (160meters) for 77.4 seconds. It landed roughly 440 feet (133.5m) away from Perseverance  It captures its own shadow, 14 days after its seventh flight By Chris … Read more

Russia and China reveal their roadmap to build a base on the MOON

The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 17, 2021 in Jiuquan, Gansu Province of China, carried on the Long March-2F rocket, to Chinese Tiangong space station July 19, 1964: China took its first official step into space, launching and recovering an experimental biological rocket carrying white mice. April 24, … Read more