Rocks might not sound like a delectable meal to most life-forms, but it’s on the menu for a newly identified species of a plump, bizarre-looking clam.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has detected “surprising” amounts of methane on Mars, a gas suggesting ancient alien microbial life lives underground on Mars, the US space agency has announced.
HUMAN colonies on Mars may be able to expand their gene pool with shipments of sperm from Earth to create a sperm bank on Mars, preventing inbreeding among future colonists.
ELON MUSK’s SpaceX will leverage Starlink technology to create a space internet system that will orbit Mars and serve a burgeoning colony there, Mr Musk claimed at a conference in Seattle.
NASA’s X-59 QueSST cutting-edge supersonic aircraft will have a cockpit like no other, NASA’s aeronautical innovators have announced.
A GIANT SQUID has been captured on camera for only the third time ever, scientists have announced.
Researchers last week captured a huge squid in the Gulf of Mexico as part of rare footage that biologists have described as “the most amazing video you’ve ever seen.”
COSMONAUTS aboard the International Space Station are refusing to share their semen with the Kremlin.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has detected “high levels” of methane gas on the Red Planet, in the strongest indication yet that alien microbial life exists underground on Mars, sources at the US space agency have revealed.
NASA’S Apollo 11 crew landed on the surface of the Moon for the first time in human history using computers considerably weaker than the average smartphone used today, a tech expert has revealed.
THE CHERNOBYL disaster of 1986 saw the most severe fallout from any nuclear incident in history, after what should have been a routine test. Who was to blame for Chernobyl?
THE CHERNOBYL disaster spread harmful radiation across the European continent, resulting in forced evacuations and an expansive exclusion zone. When will Chernobyl be safe again? Can you go there?
CALIFORNIA has been warned to be prepared for a megaquake after being rocked by a series of earthquakes.
ALIEN life could well survive the saline conditions on the surface of Mars, researchers at US space agency NASA have announced.
NATO is set to include space as an official domain of warfare, in recognition that next generation weaponry will soon orbit Earth.
BLUE ORIGIN, the space company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is one small step closer to achieving its ambition of reaching the Moon, after acing its first rocket test.
THE mysterious rings around Uranus are even odder than anticipated, with the space rocks warmed from an unexplained source.
NEIL ARMSTRONG took manual control of the Apollo Lunar Module just minutes before landing on the Moon, forcing him to fly Eagle “like a helicopter”, a new film has revealed.
NASA astronaut John Young, commander of the Apollo 16 Moon landing, suffered what could have been the biggest scare of his life – he lost his wedding ring in space.
THE CHERNOBYL nuclear disaster spewed radiation across continental Europe and beyond, forcing thousands to abandon their homes. How far did Chernobyl radiation travel?
A fascinating archive of letters chronicling the birth of Elvis Presley’s career with Sun Records is up for auction in the U.K. this weekend.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has captured picture of an unexpected glowing anomaly amid the Red Planet’s rocky surface, the US space agency has revealed.
Scientists in the U.K. have revealed that gray seals can mimic the sound of human words and songs such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ and even the “Star Wars” theme.
ALIEN life would find conditions on Enceladus’s ocean far more favourable than anticipated, data from NASA’s Cassini has shown.
Thirty years ago, an Inuit man in west Greenland subsistence-hunting for whales shot a trio of strange cetaceans with front fins like belugas and tails like narwhals (the so-called “unicorns of the sea”).
Archaeologists have detected long-hidden features of a Visigothic city in Spain, including unexplored parts of a palace and a building that may be one of the oldest mosques in Europe.
Dinosaurs are in the news these days, but it’s not always for happy reasons. While paleontologists are making groundbreaking discoveries, their work is often overshadowed by outrage that yet another fossil has been auctioned off to the highest bidder. The most recent controversy involves a rare “baby” T. rex currently listed on eBay for more…
THE Nazca Lines’ purpose has long puzzled experts as the ancient etchings are only visible from above. But a landmark new study has finally cracked the Nazca Lines mystery.
PIONEERING nuclear technology could lead to the development of fusion rockets with the potential to halve journey times to Mars, boosting hopes of colonising the Red Planet, an entrepreneur and former star of Made in Chelsea has claimed.
Archaeologists in Israel’s Golan Heights have discovered an ancient city gate from the time of King David.
NASA has released a photo taken by its Curiosity rover that shows a mysterious, unexplained white light on Mars.
NASA has released rare behind-the-scenes shots of its Mars 2020 rover being built, as the US space agency readies a return to the Red Planet.
A GROUP of scientists believe that humanity is on the verge of ensuring the race can survive forever with a type of space exploration previously only the preserve of sci-fi movies.
More than 500 vultures in Botswana have been poisoned after elephant carcasses were laced with chemicals.
CHERNOBYL was the world’s worst nuclear accident, resulting in swathes of Europe being blanketed in deadly radiation. This is the timeline of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster.
A rare albino humpback whale known as Migaloo has been spotted off the coast of Australia, delighting onlookers.
THE Chernobyl nuclear disaster was the single largest nuclear catastrophe of its kind, contaminating entire swathes of Europe in radioactive fallout – but when was the Chernobyl reactor explosion?
ALIEN-HUNTERS behind a Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project in California have just unveiled the “largest ever” data set of deep space scans.
CLIMATE change and global warming are melting down glaciers across the Himalayas, threatening to unleash deadly floods and expose the bodies of climbers who failed to scale Mount Everest, studies have found.
THE Summer Solstice 2019 today kickstarts the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere – but when is the next solstice and when are the next equinoxes this year?
THE Summer Solstice will peak over Stonehenge later today when the Sun reaches its northernmost position – but what time will the Sun set over Stonehenge today?
THE longest day of 2019 has arrived – but how long is it exactly in hours and minutes?
THE longest day of the year is taking place across the Northern Hemisphere today, in what is known as summer solstice. How long will the Sun be up today and what time is sunset?
SUMMER SOLSTICE is here, meaning people in the Northern Hemisphere will experience the longest day of the year today. Here are eight amazing facts about the summer solstice.
TODAY marks the longest day of the year for 2019 – but why do we celebrate summer solstice today and what is it all about?
TODAY is the longest day of the year, and thousands of people gathered at Stonehenge to watch the sunrise. Here are gorgeous pictures of the sunrise on the longest day of the year.
TODAY is the summer solstice which means countries in the Northern Hemisphere will celebrate the longest day of the year in 2019. This is what time sunset is on the summer solstice.
SUMMER Solstice 2019 is here and the Google Doodle has marked the occasion with a cute planet Earth symbol. But why is the Summer Solstice significant?
USGS scientists made a surprising discovery below the surface of Yellowstone after using thermal mapping from NASA’s telescopes in space.
AN ASTEROID could strike Earth in the near future, threatening to end life as we know it, according to claims made by researchers in a documentary.
ANTARCTICA scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding the event that they believe wiped out the dinosaurs more than 66 million years ago, a new study claims.
BLACK HOLES could be even more bizarre than first thought, with those brave enough to enter one rewarded with an erased past and given infinite futures, an experimental astrophysicist has announced.
NASA is exploring nuclear fusion as a way to power its space probes on interstellar missions towards alien exoplanets, the US space agency has announced.
THE summer solstice celebrates the longest day of the year. And the solstice has been marked with rituals since pagan times.
THE longest day of the year is nearly here – but when is it exactly and does that mean officially that summer has started?
CHERNOBYL’S 1986 nuclear disaster threatened to cover the whole of Europe with deadly radioactive fallout – but where is Chernobyl and how long will the radioactive area remain uninhabitable?
NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped this breathtaking photo of NASA’s historic Cape Canaveral launch complex from the International Space Station .
CLIMATE change forecasts have drastically underestimated the contribution of Greenland’s melting ice sheet to global sea rise by 80 percent, a shocking new study has found.
SOLAR STORMS and crippling space weather threaten to plunge the Earth into a technological dark age, a Minister for the world’s “first space nation” has warned.
US SENATORS have been briefed on classified UFO sightings following a series of reported encounters by the Navy, according to officials.
YELLOWSTONE volcano scientists may fear an earthquake swarm could spark an eruption after a magnitude 3.1 quake was recorded earlier today.
NASA scientists were forced to “completely rethink” their theories about the formation of the planet Mercury after a “surprise” discovery left them slumped, it was revealed during a documentary.
An American flag that was flown into orbit during Apollo 11 is among a host of artifacts from the historic mission up for auction this week.
Soldiers at a paratrooper base in Southern Israel have uncovered a Biblical-era watchtower.
DEEP-SEA fish rising to the Ring of Fire’s sea surface are traditionally associated with impending natural disasters such as tsunamis. But do rising deep-sea fish really warn of an imminent earthquake?
Scientists have located one of the most distant examples of merging galaxies in results that were published this week.
THE summer solstice will see thousands descend on Wiltshire’s ancient stone monoliths known as Stonehenge. But how is Stonehenge linked to the summer solstice?
A humpback whale who has made its home in California’s San Francisco Bay for the past two weeks appears to be in poor health, experts said.
A newly translated samurai text called “Twelve Rules of the Sword” reveals the secrets of a sword-fighting school that mastered a technique that seemed to give supernatural powers.
THE Summer Solstice 2019 and the first astronomical day of Summer are just around the corner – but what is the Summer Solstice and why do we have one?
NASA’S monumental Moon landing of 1969 was spurred on by President John F Kennedy’s equally historic speech given at Rice Stadium in 1962. Read the full speech year.
NASA artefacts from the Apollo programme and the Apollo 11 Moon landing have gone on sale, offering a lucky few the chance to own a piece of history from the space race.
ASTRONOMERS have discovered two Earth-like planets orbiting the nearby red dwarf Teegarden’s Star – but could these alien worlds be home to extraterrestrial life?
CHERNOBYL’S 1986 RBMK reactor explosion remains the single largest nuclear disaster in human history – but how did the Chernobyl nuclear explosion happen?
IN CHERNOBYL, the new HBO and Sky Atlantic drama, an eerie beam of blue light appears moments after the nuclear disaster – but was the Chernobyl beam of light real?
A SUPERFLARE burst of energy lashing out from the Sun could strike Earth could cause parts of the planet to be “plunged into darkness” for as long as several months, a theorist has warned.
THE SUMMER SOLSTICE is just around the corner but what does summer solstice mean? When is the summer solstice?
ELON MUSK has been left red-faced as NASA boss, Jim Bridenstine, said the SpaceX explosion will delay the return of Americans to the International Space Station this year.
THE SEARCH for alien life is set for a boost, following the public release of the largest-ever radio and optical telescope data ever made public.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe has performed an incredibly close fly-by of asteroid Bennu, recording its most detailed survey yet of the space rock listed as the solar system’s second-most hazardous asteroid.
NASA has snapped a monstrous feature on the surface of the solar system’s largest asteroid, the US space agency has revealed.
NASA wants the public to help curate a playlist dubbed NASA Moon Tunes, for astronauts to enjoy on future Moon missions, the US space agency has announced.
A 10-foot Great White Shark named “Miss May” was spotted off the coast of South Carolina Monday morning, according to reports.
A MINI-SUBMARINE dubbed Boaty McBoatface has returned from its first expedition with a dramatic discovery that will change the way scientists look at the deep ocean.
BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming.
THE summer solstice is fast approaching. So what exactly is the summer solstice and what does it signify?
The auction of a pistol said to have been used by the painter Vincent van Gogh to shoot himself has reignited a debate about who actually pulled the trigger: Did Van Gogh commit suicide, or was he shot by someone else?
Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood.
Wildlife officials in Texas have called in an expert to locate an alligator with a knife in its skull.
THE Strawberry Moon tonight is the sixth Full Moon of the year – and photographers and astronomers are in for a special treat when the Midsummer Full Moon arrives
TONIGHT’S spectacular Strawberry Moon kickstarts a two-week countdown to the next total eclipse of the Sun. Here is everything you need to know about the Full Moon and eclipse.
CHERNOBYL’s 1986 nuclear disaster is at the heart of HBO and Sky Atlantic’s incredible new drama – but how far did the nuclear fallout from Chernobyl spread and what countries were affected?
A FULL MOON tonight promises to dazzle stargazers around the globe – but what time is the so-called Strawberry Moon and where can you see the Moon today?
AN ASTEROID ranked on the European Space Agency’s list of “risk objects” will come hurtling past the planet in early September – but is there any danger of the asteroid hitting Earth in three months?
THE incredible Strawberry Moon rises tonight alongside the gas giant Jupiter. Find out how you can watch the Full Moon and biggest planet in the system together.
QUEEN guitarist and Bohemian Rhapsody star Brian May has alluded to Brexit and international conflict in a video calling on humanity to sort itself out before heading out into space.
NASA spotted “scores of great lakes” on a distant moon in the Solar System, sparking hopes of extraterrestrial life, a documentary revealed.
THE Strawberry Moon tonight is expected look exceptionally big and beautiful as its glow lights up the night sky – but does this mean we will get a Full Moon today?
THOUSANDS of Yellowstone-native species are migrating away from the active supervolcano, scientists have spectacularly announced.