Stories about Research

Dec 12 2018

Watch Russian cosmonauts spacewalk to check out hole in Soyuz capsule

The video footage is surreal, a pair of gloved spacesuit hands wielding what looks like a silver dagger, poised to stab the outside of a Russian spacecraft. Rogozin cal...

Dec 12 2018

China launches rocket to far side of the moon

If successful, China would be the first country to land on the far side, also known as the dark side because it faces away from Earth. After landing on the far side, it c...

Dec 10 2018

NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space after 41-year journey

Sadly, the Voyager spacecraft won't be sending back any images from interstellar space, not that there would be much to see if they did. The space agency said: "The bou...

Dec 10 2018

NASA's Mars InSight flexes robotic arm, captures new views

With a reach of almost 6 feet (2 metres), the arm will be used to pick up science instruments from the lander's deck, gently setting them on the Martian surface at Elysiu...

Dec 10 2018

China Prepares Mission To Land Spacecraft On Moon's Far Side

Its program also suffered a rare setback past year with the failed launch of its Long March 5 rocket . China plans to launch spacecraft on never explored side of moon,...

Dec 10 2018

China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon

The probe carries a container weighing 3 kg, which is potatoes and seeds resusci tal, to conduct a biological experiment. The Chang'e-4 craft lifted off from the Xichan...

Dec 08 2018

Falcon 9 orbited a ship with cargo to the ISS

The rocket's first stage booster-the large bottom half of the rocket that gets the craft into space-typically lands back on a platform either on land or at sea. Until tod...

Dec 08 2018

InSight Lander Sends the Sound of Wind on Mars

The Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC), located on the robotic arm of NASA's InSight lander, took this image of the Martian surface the day the spacecraft touched do...

Dec 08 2018

Christmas Dinner Rocketed To International Space Station

Today's SpaceX launch will use a new Block 5 booster. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday, Dec. Besides smoked tu...

Dec 07 2018

Greenland Ice Melt Has 'Gone Into Overdrive,' Says Scientists

A contemporary study portrays this enormous melt out wasn't only an irregularity juxtaposed with the last 40 years but the last 350. It suggests that if the trend of warm...

Dec 07 2018

Eels stuck in endangered monk seals’ noses turning into unusual trend

The Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program has shared images of the creatures in what looks like an uncomfortable predicament. After spotting the freaky pairing at Frenc...

Dec 07 2018

The Nine-American Companies will compete to deliver experiments to the Moon

NASA wants lots of companies involved to encourage competition and get to the moon fast, so astronauts can benefit once an orbiting outpost is up and running near the m...

Dec 06 2018

Astronauts on new mission dismiss safety concerns after Soyuz accident

The launch of the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying Saint-Jacques, Anne McClain of NASA and Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, appeared to go exac...

Dec 06 2018

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket landing fail in style

The sight triggered a mixture of anxious "oohs" and "aahs" from SpaceX employees who were watching, then the booster's video feed cut out from the broadcast. Altogether...

Dec 06 2018

NASA's spacecraft arrives at asteroid Bennu

Then, in 2020, it will reach out with its robotic arm and touch the asteroid in a maneuver Rich Kuhns, OSIRIS-REx program manager with Lockheed Martin Space Systems i...

Dec 05 2018

David Attenborough warns civilisations will COLLAPSE if climate change not addressed

At his address at the climate talks yesterday, Mr Attenborough said: "The people have spoken: leaders of the world, you must lead, the continuation of our civilisations...

Dec 05 2018

Soyuz spacecraft reaches ISS, International

Automatic docking was carried out at 20:33 Moscow time after the spacecraft approached the station using a four-loop program. After the crew checked for leaks, the hatch ...

Dec 05 2018

Soyuz rocket: First astronauts to launch since October failure

EST. It will be the fourth visit to the ISS for Russian cosmonaut Mr Kononenko, while the trip will be the first for both Anne McClain from the United States and Davi...

Dec 04 2018

Rare blitz of tornadoes leaves central Illinois with damage, injuries

The National Weather Service sent out survey teams Sunday to analyze the damage, and said the exact number of tornadoes and the amount of damage wouldn't be determined ...

Dec 04 2018

Sir David Attenborough Lays Into World Leaders At UN Climate Change Summit

Attenborough , known worldwide for his uniquely passionate nature documentary narrations, was invited to the COP24 United Nations climate conference in the city of K...