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Outer Space: The Setting of Ancient Greek Myths

Our solar system was always a source of fascination for the ancient Greeks, and outer space features prominently across the scientific, philosophical, and mythological output of ancient Greek society. Ancient Greeks referred to constellations as "katasterismoi," which translates to "placings...

Ancient Greek Mathematician Apollonius Has Own Crater on Moon

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 Lucy Mission Prepares to Launch to the Trojan Asteroids

NASA's announced on Thursday that its Lucy mission is ready for launch on Saturday, October 16. The mission is set to explore the Trojan asteroids that surround Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. The spacecraft will reach the...

Mars Probe Discovers How Water Shaped Landscape of Red Planet

A study of images from Mars shows that ancient water that once existed on the surface of Mars did indeed shape the landscape of the planet, according to an announcement made on Thursday. Photographs of the Jezero crater show that...

NASA to Test Planetary Defense Technology With DART Mission

NASA will be conducting a mission next month to test its planetary defense technology on two deep-space asteroids. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, abbreviated as the DART Mission, involves sending a spacecraft out to the two asteroids -- known as...

Russian Film Crew Making a Movie in International Space Station

A Russian film crew is making their next movie in space, arriving at the International Space Station Tuesday morning. The actress landed on the International Space Station on Tuesday. The crew consists of actress Yulia Peresild, film director Klim...

NASA Picks Landing Site for VIPER Moon Rover’s Search for Water

NASA has selected a landing site for its upcoming Moon mission. The space agency will be sending a robotic rover to the polar regions of the Moon to search for ice and water. NASA's engineers have been preparing for years...

Scientists Develop “AstroCrete” Concrete for Affordable Housing on Mars

The University of Manchester has developed a "cosmic concrete" called AstroCrete to make the colonization of Mars cost effective. The material is more durable than typical concrete and can function longer in Mars' challenging environment. The material is composed of...

Could Humans Hibernate for Space Travel? A Greek Scientist May Have the Answer

Can man survive the time needed for space travel? A Greek scientist may have the answer looking at early humans who had the ability for prolonged hibernation

Rocks Collected Prove Water Existed on Mars for Long Time

NASA’s Perseverance rover collected its first pair of rock samples, with scientists already seeing proof that water existed on Mars