NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

It's constantly scanning data from telescopes to see if there are any reports of so-called Near Earth Objects.

Schiaparelli: Mars probe 'crash site identified'

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

The parachute was jettisoned too early and its retrorockets, designed to slow the robot to a hover, fired only for a few seconds. They should have operated for half a minute.

After rough descent, Europe's Mars lander is probably dead

Posted in Hardware on 21st Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

The new Mars orbiter however is a success.

Schiaparelli Mars probe's parachute 'jettisoned too early'

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

The European Space Agency (Esa) has not yet conceded that the lander crashed but the mood is not positive.

European Schiaparelli probe on target for Mars landing

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

It is now on a direct path to intercept the top of the Red Planet's atmosphere on Wednesday.