Astronomers Discovered 12 New Moons Around Jupiter. Here’s How

Astronomers Discovered 12 New Moons Around Jupiter. Here’s How

Sometimes a search for one thing presents the chance to look for something else. If you're like me, that something else is usually something small: Rummaging in the couch cushions for the TV remote might prompt you to dig for spare change. Two birds, one stone,...
‘Space force’: Trump orders new branch of US military

‘Space force’: Trump orders new branch of US military

Trump claims plan will keep US ahead in space race, prompting fears over militarisation of space Donald Trump said on Monday he would direct the Pentagon to create a space force as a new branch of the US military to shore up American dominance in space. Trump claimed...
The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Photograph by NASA NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam works on the International Space Station’s S1 truss during the space shuttle Discovery’s STS-116 mission in Dec. 2006. European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang (out of frame) was his partner in the 6-hour,...
According to science, Uranus smells like eggy farts

According to science, Uranus smells like eggy farts

Uranus smells like farts, a new study confirmed.Image: Getty Images It’s official: Uranus smells like farts.  This is a real conclusion that real scientists came to. The planet, often the butt of jokes, has an atmosphere that smells like rotting eggs because its...
A 4K Tour of the Moon with NASA

A 4K Tour of the Moon with NASA

Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft. As the visualization moves around the near side, far side, north and south poles, NASA highlights interesting features, sites,...