Science

NASA’s Apollo 15 marked the space agency’s fourth return to the Moon just two years after Apollo 11 in 1969. Apollo 15 was the second lunar landing after the disastrous launch of Apollo 13,...

NASA’s tracking systems predict there is a 5.3 percent chance of the asteroid striking Earth over a 10-year timeline. The asteroid, dubbed 2010 RF, is being tracked by NASA’s Center for Near...

The Geminids are expected to peak tonight (December 14) after slowly building in intensity since the start of the month. Geminid meteors arrive each year around mid-December, casting as many as 120 shooting...

NASA’s beautiful picture features a spiral cluster of stars in the constellation Antlia the Air Pump. The Galaxy NGC 3175 sits an approximate 50 million light-years or 293,931,270,000,000,000,000...

NASA’s monumental Moon landing in the summer of 1969 marked the fulfilment of the assassinated President John F Kennedy’s dreams. The Moon landing was made possible by the efforts of an estimated...

The Geminid meteor shower is often dubbed the “King of the meteor showers” and for good reason. On a perfect night with no lunar interference, the Geminids have been known to produce upwards...

Using radar technology, scientists have been able to peer 500m beneath the ice of Greenland to determine there may be a “dark river” flowing for 995 miles (1,600km) from central Greenland to...

For centuries, Christians had believed the Shroud of Turin was used to wrap Jesus Christ’s deceased body after he had died. Many even thought the imprint of his face and body was still visible on...

The NASA-tracked asteroid is expected to skim the Earth in the afternoon hours of Friday, December 13. The close brush comes on a date superstitious people consider to be incredibly unlucky. The asteroid,...

December 12, 2019, will see the last full moon of the decade as the next lunar cycle will usher in the 20s. The mid-winter moon will linger over the sky for longer than usual, much like how the sun does...

Tomorrow’s (December 12) Full Moon is the 12th and final of this year’s full lunar phases. Known to some cultures as the Cold Moon or the Oak Moon, it is the last Full Moon to appear in the...

The Cold Moon is the 12th of this year’s named Full Moons and arrives on Thursday, December 12. Sometimes known as the Oak Moon or the Long Night Moon, stargazers will have to wait until January...

Full Moons have for centuries been associated with mood swings, bouts of lunacy and other paranormal phenomena. In mythical folklore, Full Moons are said to coax the beast out of men in the form of werewolves....

Even if humanity is to solve Earth’s problems such as climate change, there is no way the planet will survive the sun’s inevitable expansion which will consume our planet in around three billion...

Disaster struck New Zealand on Monday, December 9, when the Whakaari, or White Island, volcano, 48 kilometres (30 miles) away from the Bay of Plenty, on the north island’s east coast, exploded into...

Satellite data from the ESA has given researchers a glimpse into the underground of Antarctica. Using Earth-modelling techniques from the satellites, researchers have been able to peer deep into the Earth’s...