Japan spacecraft starts yearlong journey home from asteroid

TOKYO - Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft departed from a distant asteroid on Wednesday, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, the country’s space agency sai

UFO Crashed After Battle With Red Object in Australian Sky, Locals Claim

While many sightings of unidentified flying objects include spotting dots and circles in the sky, Rob and Phil Tindale insist that what they saw as children looked like a fight and subsequent crash. Although their encounter dates back to 1980, they refuse to believe the objects were anything else bu

Alien Life Was Potentially Discovered on Mars in 1970s, Former NASA Scientist Claims

The search for alien life on the Red Planet has long been a priority of various space missions, but while it has not been discovered so far, one American engineer and scientist insists that there is some evidence to point to the contrary. Former NASA researcher Gilbert V. Levin is convinced that li

First All-Woman Spacewalk Sparks Unprecedented Interest, NASA Says

    Astronauts Jessica Meir and Christa Koch made history Friday with the first all-female spacewalk, an excursion to repair a power unit on the International Space Station. The mission began at 1139 GMT and the women spent seven hours and 17 minutes working outside the ISS as it circ

Scientists find 'behemoth' black hole so big it could challenge our understanding of the universe's beginning

Scientists just found a very huge, very young supermassive black hole. As far as we know, it shouldn't be able to exist, and it just might re-write our understanding of the early universe.It is the most distant black hole ever seen by scientists. And it is so far away that we are seeing something

A dormant volcano: the black hole at the heart of our galaxy is more explosive than we thought

The supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy spat out an enormous flare of radiation 3.5 million years ago that would have been clearly visible from Earth. In new research that will soon be published in the Astrophysical Journal my colleagues and I found that the flare left traces in a tr

Jan Wörner (ESA): Humans Will Reach Mars but Will Not Stay

    The Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Wörner, is convinced that humans will travel to Mars because curiosity is part of “our DNA,” although he hopes that it will not be the result of not taking enough care of the Earth. “I don’t

'We will be back soon': Hazza Al Mansouri returns to Earth after landmark space mission

It was an odyssey that ended with a capsule careering through space at 17,500km per hour and re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere in a ball of flame. There were a thousand things that could have gone wrong on Hazza Al Mansouri’s return home but, in the end, none of them did. The former f

UAE in space: Hazzaa Al Mansoori to become first Emirati astronaut

Hazzaa Al Mansoori is about to make history as the first Emirati to reach space. The 35-year-old former pilot is embarking on a mission this week to the International Space Station (ISS) after being chosen from thousands of applicants. He has said he is "living the impossible". Only two other peo

Ex-US Marine on Quest to Find Proof of Aliens Claims Saw UFO 'Light Up Sky'

Nick Karnaze, an US Marine Corps veteran, is part of a team that is on a quest to gather proof that aliens have been in contact with Earth. A former US military intelligence officer Nick Karnaze has opened up on a mysterious UFO encounter he personally experienced during a military mission. As par