Scientists who study how humans might travel through space found a handful of specific genes that give bacteria some cool superpowers.
A carbonaceous meteorite that fell in Costa Rica holds organic compounds that are preserved from the earliest stages of our solar system, 4.5 billion years ago. These compounds may give us clues as to how and when life could have begun.
Is a space salad healthier than salad grown on earth? We may be one step closer to finding out. A NASA team conducted a study onboard the International Space Station growing lettuce crops.
Imagine what it would be like to be an astronaut landing on Mars for the first time. The red planet has little more than dust and rocks as well as some frozen water and gases in the air. If you wanted to build a shelter or structure, you would need to carry the materials from Earth in your cramped spaceship. What if we…
Scientists estimate that parts of Mars’ would be able to support up to one million microbes per kilogram of rock deep underground.
As the hunt for extraterrestrial life continues, scientists are giving rovers some new game changing abilities. With the "LEMUR", we may not be so far off from finding life on other planets!
An observational technique called ‘beam-forming’ detects exoplanetary radio emissions that allow researchers to calculate exoplanets’ magnetic fields.
Graphene is a carbon-based material used extensively in electronics, biomedical devices, semiconductors, and space and aerospace industries. What makes graphene unique and useful is its structure. It forms very thin sheets in a “honeycomb” pattern, which can efficiently conduct heat and electricity and are also…
An intra-vehicular space suit and a storm shelter will help protect astronauts from radiation during a trip to Mars. Infusing the suit material with graphene fibers improves shielding.
Can #airplanes fly on #Mars? Maybe! Find out the perfect wing shape for flying in the thin Martian atmosphere.