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...

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...

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

4 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

5 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.

Europa: there may be life on Jupiter’s moon and two new missions will pave the way for finding it

5 months ago — Deep Dive

It’s brilliant news. In just over a decade, there will be two spacecraft exploring one of the most habitable worlds in the solar system – Jupiter’s moon Europa. That’s thanks...

Engineering Podcasts – To the moon and beyond

6 months ago — Long Read

Marking 50 years since the first moon landing, To the moon and beyond is a five-part podcast series from The Conversation. Through interviews with academic experts around the world –...