NASA shares incredible video of spot where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s landed on the moon

NASA revealed an incredible video of the moon that zooms in on Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s landing and their tracks on the lunar surface – still visible 53 years after the Apollo 11 landing.  ‘Today marks the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing – the first time that humans stepped on the surface … Read more

First ‘space tourists’ to visit ISS are heading home after bad weather delayed return journey

Three wealthy investors spent 18 days in space, including two weeks on the International Space Station. They are:  López-Alegría (left) will serve as the commander of the mission and Connor (right) as pilot Larry Connor, 72, was the Ax-1 mission pilot for the trip. Connor was born in 1950 in Albany, New York, and graduated from … Read more

There are two speeds of sound on Mars

There are two speeds of sound on Mars — one for high-pitched noises like the zap of a laser and another for lower frequencies like the whir of a helicopter rotor, scientists have revealed.   The first audio recordings on the Red Planet were obtained by NASA‘s Perseverance rover after it landed in February last year … Read more

Planet almost identical to Jupiter is spotted orbiting a star 17,000 light years away

A planet ‘almost identical’ to Jupiter has been spotted orbiting a star 17,000 light years from Earth by NASA‘s Kepler telescope, scientists have revealed.  The exoplanet, K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb, is almost identical to Jupiter in terms of its mass and distance from its star, according to astronomers in Manchester.  K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb is around 420 million miles from its … Read more

SpaceX astronauts name their spacecraft Freedom in tribute to first American in space Alan Shepard

SpaceX crew name their new Dragon capsule ‘Freedom’ in tribute to Alan Shepard – the first American in space – and his Freedom 7 capsule: Spacecraft will take astronauts to the ISS NASA will send the next crew to the International Space Station from April 19 With Jessica Watkins, Robert Hines, Kjell Lindgren and Samantha … Read more

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