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NASA’s Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engine Could Send Humans to Mars

Nasa has announced that it plans to conduct tests of nuclear-powered rockets that might transport astronauts to Mars at incredible speeds. Together with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) of the United States government, the agency stated on Tuesday...

Buzz Aldrin, Second Man to Walk on the Moon, Marries at Age 93

Buzz Aldrin, the legendary astronaut of Apollo 11 fame, married his longtime girlfriend Dr. Anca Faur at the age of ninety-three. Aldrin is renowned for being the second man to step foot on the moon in 1969. Faur, aged sixty-three,...

Closest Supermoon in Nearly a Millennium This Weekend

January 21st will mark the first new moon of the year and the occurrence of a "supermoon." This phenomenon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to the Earth. The supermoon will be the closest the moon has...

NASA’s Orion Capsule Makes Safe Return to Earth

Nasa has brought back to Earth, Orion, its next-generation astronaut ship after a near-26-day mission to orbit the Moon. The Orion capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday after a fiery re-entry into Earth's atmosphere and a descent...

Why NASA Names Its Spacecraft After the Ancient Greek Gods

Throughout its 64-year history, NASA has named several of its spacecraft and missions after ancient Greek gods and mythological figures. But what is the connection between NASA and ancient Greek mythology? From the Apollo program, which ran between 1961 and...

NASA Expects Humans to Live on Moon This Decade

NASA, the U.S. space agency, says humans should be able to live on the moon for longer periods this very decade based on the successful launch of the Artemis 1 spacecraft. Howard Hu, the leader of the Orion lunar spacecraft...

Last Solar Eclipse of 2022 Is on Tuesday

The last solar eclipse of 2022 will occur on Tuesday, October 25th, when the new moon will orbit between the sun and the Earth, causing a partial eclipse of the sun. The moon's shadow will scrape the north polar regions...

Greek Mathematician Apollonius and His Almost Insoluble Problem

Apollonius of Perga (Greek: Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Περγαῖος) who lived from 240 BC to c. 190 BC, was a brilliant ancient Greek geometer and astronomer known for his work on conic sections. He was born in Perga, an ancient Greek city of...

NASA’s Juno Captures Closest Images of Jupiter Moon Europa

NASA's spacecraft, Juno, captured the closest images ever taken in the last two decades of Jupiter's moon, Europa, on Thursday, September 29th, giving us our first really good look at this ice-encrusted ocean world. The images revealed surface features in...

Jupiter at its Closest to Earth in 59 Years, NASA Claims

On Monday, September 26th, the enormous planet Jupiter will be closer to Earth than it has been in the last 59 years, making it prominently visible in the night sky. As it rises in the east at dusk, the largest...