Engineering Space

Space Milestone to look forward to this year

2 weeks ago — Deep Dive

Space missions to look forward to in 2020 Last year was an excellent year for space exploration, with the icing on the Christmas cake the first ever image acquired of...

Life on Mars? Europe commits to groundbreaking mission to bring back rocks to Earth

2 months ago — Deep Dive

It will be one of the most daunting, complicated and, potentially, scientifically rewarding missions ever undertaken to the red planet. Ministers at a recent meeting of the European Space Agency...

New type of star system? Mysterious radio signal puzzles astronomers

2 months ago — Deep Dive

After observing a part of the sky near the Southern Constellation of Ara for about two months using MeerKAT, a radio telescope based in the Karoo desert in South Africa,...

NASA’s recordings of ‘marsquakes’ let us listen to the martian heartbeat

3 months ago — Deep Dive

Red planet rumbles Thanks to the audio recordings of distant rumblings on Mars released this week by NASA, we finally know what the red planet sounds like. NASA’s InSight lander...

Nobel Prize in Physics – How was first exoplanet around a sun-like star discovered?

4 months ago — Quick Read

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for “contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos”. Half the prize went to...

Nobel Prize In Physics – Meet James Peebles, master of the universe

4 months ago — Quick Read

During the press conference in which he was revealed as one of the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics, James (Jim) Peebles was asked to point to a...