planet

Report recommends NASA build new space telescope to look at exoplanets directly

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2018
by Alex Muller

Report recommends building new space telescopes and ground instruments to make a more detailed study of exoplanets.

Huge lake of liquid water found on Mars

Posted in Science on 26th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

A huge liquid water lake has been found on Mars, stretching 20 km (12.4 mi) and buried beneath 1.5 km (0.9 mi) of ice at the Red Planet's south pole.

The End Is Nigh for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,750 exoplanets known to date, is running so low on fuel it has been put it into a hibernation-like state.

Pushing the limit: could cyanobacteria terraform Mars?

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

The discovery that blue-green algae can photosynthesise in extremely low light has implications for astrobiology.

Setting a Date for Landing Humans on Mars

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2018
by Alex Muller

There's a lot of talk about going to the red planet. Some experts are saying the time has come to make a plan.