NASA will soon deploy the Mars InSight spacecraft from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California. The goal of the mission is to bore 16 feet into the Red Planet to investigate its geological composition.
Set to lift off next week, the spacecraft's 'mission for the ages' will see Tess exploring other galactic neighborhoods for planets outside our solar system in the most extensive survey of its kind.
The National Science Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to psychologist Kristina Olson, the researcher behind the TransYouth Project. The study's early findings demonstrated the importance of familial support for transgender children's well-being.
A crew member hugs a migrant child aboard the Aquarius rescue ship before disembarking in the port of Valencia, Spain, June 17.
NASA will be launching a surveying satellite into space to search for exoplanets that could sustain life. Discoveries will be explored with larger telescopes which will search for water and atmospheric gases that are indicative of life.
As awareness of bias has increased, so too have efforts to address the subtle ways in which women find their work devalued. But in many institutions, women still struggle to get male peers and supervisors to acknowledge the problem.
To 7-year-old Naomi Vaughan, her fossil find is her 'Moana rock' because of its resemblance to the spiral necklace in the Disney film. The pearlescent rock is an ammonite fossil, a marine invertebrate that became extinct more than 65 million years ago.
The market for low-cost satellite launches is expanding rapidly and US companies are eyeing the Alcantara space center in Brazil. Launching near the equator dramatically cuts fuel costs, a fact the Latin American country emphasizes to draw new commercial contracts.
Scientists have detected a faint radio signal from 13.6 billion years ago, when the earliest stars were first beginning to glow. The finding paints a picture of a formative moment in the universe's history and may offer the first ever confirmation of so-called 'dark matter.'
The artwork is rudimentary, but the new findings are a surprise that 'constitutes a major breakthrough in the field of human evolution studies.'