Engineering Space

New type of star system? Mysterious radio signal puzzles astronomers

6 days 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

1 month 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?

2 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

2 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...

How Engineers detected water on a potentially habitable exoplanet for the first time

3 months ago — Long Read

With more than 4,000 exoplanets – planets orbiting stars other than our sun – discovered so far, it may seem like we are on the cusp of finding out whether...

NASA takes next step to cement humanties place in Space

3 months ago — Quick Read

Concrete has been the key to humanities building techniques for over 5,000 years. Now NASA engineers have brought this ancient tech into space.