Reality TV in Space: How Much Drama Could Mars Handle?

NASA’s successful landing of the U.S. Mars Rover, Curiosity, has reignited the dream to put men on the distant red planet, and consequently refueled the space race between global superpowers. President Obama has already announced that the U.S. plans to have men on Mars by 2030, but a Dutch start-up has said it plans to […]

Successful ‘Curiosity’ Landing May Lead to a Resurge in Astronauts

On early Monday NASA’s rover, Curiosity, successfully landed on Mars, marking a paramount accomplishment in science and technology.  The 2,000 pound car-sized rover traveled 352 million miles to land in the pinpoint location of Gale Crater, a feat never before accomplished and, depending on the discoveries Curiosity turns up, may lead to manned-spacecraft missions to […]

New Moon Refuels the Pluto Debate

The discovery of a fifth moon orbiting around Pluto gives hope to some in the battle to regain this dwarf planet’s once planetary status. Now able to brag five identified satellites, Pluto has more moons than any of the inner four planets combined.  The newly discovered moon, temporarily named P5, was discovered while were attempting […]