This summer, NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is taking the next giant leap in our search for signs of life beyond Earth.
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: space nasa mars life-on-mars microbial-life mars-mission-2020
Duckweed is an incredible, radiation-fighting astronaut food – and by changing how it is grown, we made it better
Duckweed is the perfect space food: small, fast-growing and nutritious. By studying how light levels changed the production of radiation-fighting antioxidants, researchers made it even better.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: space food nasa plants nutrition light farming antioxidants radiation micronutrients
A new country launches a mission to Mars. A space expert explains what this means for the Middle East and the African continent.
July 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: space mars india russia united-states space-exploration japan international-space-station united-arab-emirates mars-exploration space-race
Why are scientists trying to grow organs at the International Space Station? People live on Earth not in zero-gravity. A stem cell expert explains why it is useful to do these experiments in space.
July 8, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: space biology international-space-station artificial-organs microgravity space-health organs experiments
If gravity was half as strong, you could jump much higher.
June 29, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: space gravity curious-kids
Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: space nasa mars gravity volcanoes antarctica earth meteorites outer-space asteroids national-science-foundation mars-rover sahara rock life-on-mars morocco martian-volcanoes
When it comes to commercial space tourism, suborbital flight are the first frontier. But what are the risks? Are there health requirements? What should you know before taking such a way-out trip?
June 11, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: space astronomy nasa spacex space-tourism boeing elon-musk blue-origin lockheed-martin orion
The primary objective of CHEOPS is to better understand the planets that we’ve already found. And its mission is now in full swing.
May 27, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: space astronomy exoplanets kepler-mission planet exoplanet-discovery tess
Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, researchers just found the rest.
May 27, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: space astronomy cosmology dark-matter universe telescope galaxies matter neutrons fast-radio-bursts protons baryon
SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.
May 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: space nasa space-shuttle space-travel international-space-station spacex iss space-tourism boeing elon-musk virgin-galactic blue-origin project-artemis
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