LOS ANGELES — NASA scientists say tests on a Mars rock show the planet could have supported primitive life.
The analysis was done by the rover Curiosity, which drilled into the rock, crushed it and tested a tiny sample. The rover was the first spacecraft sent to Mars that could collect a sample from deep inside a rock.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Now’s your chance to see the comet that passed within 100 million miles of Earth last week.
Twilight on Tuesday will provide the best photo op for the comet called Pan-STARRS. It will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere just above the western horizon — right next to a crescent moon.
LOS ANGELES — Curiosity hunkered down after the sun unleashed a blast that raced toward Mars.
While the hardy rover was designed to withstand punishing space weather, its handlers decided to power it down as a precaution since it suffered a recent computer problem.
“We’re being more careful,” project manager Richard Cook of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Wednesday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A recently discovered comet is closer than it’s ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Want to name Pluto’s two tiniest moons? Then you’ll need to dig deep into mythology.
Astronomers announced a contest Monday to name the two itty-bitty moons of Pluto discovered over the past two years.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Two of the Great Lakes have hit their lowest water levels ever recorded, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday, capping more than a decade of below-normal rain and snowfall and higher temperatures that boost evaporation.
VANCOUVER — Kirill Dudko was sitting in front of a computer in eastern Ukraine, watching a live video feed from a deep-sea, underwater camera nearly a kilometre below the surface off Vancouver Island, when the 14-year-old saw signs of life.
VICTORIA — Birds, bats, butterflies and fish are among the diverse range of wildlife species destined to suffer habitat destruction from BC Hydro’s proposed Site C hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia, says the environmental impact statement filed by the Crown corporation.
TORONTO — Leading influenza scientists have ended a self-imposed moratorium on research into what it might take to make bird flu viruses transmissible among humans.
The international group announced their intention to resume work in the controversial field in a letter published jointly by the journals Nature and Science on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES — Opportunity, NASA’s other Mars rover, has tooled around the red planet for so long it’s easy to forget it’s still alive.
Some 5,000 miles away from the limelight surrounding Curiosity’s every move, Opportunity this week quietly embarks on its tenth year of exploration — a sweet milestone since it was only tasked to work for three months.