More evidence found for ancient Martian ocean

ESA says its Mars Express probe has returned some of the strongest evidence yet that an ocean once covered part of Mars.

Life on Mars? Not on the surface

Mars may have been an arid planet for over 600 million years, making it too hostile for any life to survive on the planet's surface.

Team uses graphene film to distil vodka

One of the first creators of graphene, Professor Sir Andre Geim, has found a new use for the wonder material - distilling alcohol.

Opportunity finds evidence of flowing water on ancient Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover has found veins of a mineral that appears to be gypsum, and which could only have been deposited by flowing water.

Water treatment plants may make water more toxic

Waste water treatment could actually be increasing the amount of some toxins, by transforming common pain-killing drugs into more dangerous forms.

If there was life on Mars, it was probably underground

Liquid water on the Martian surface was probably never around for very long, meaning life would have struggled to gain a foothold there.

Planet-forming disk could create thousands of oceans

Astronomers have discovered an embryonic solar system surrounded by a cloud of water vapor that could eventually form comets and deliver oceans to dry worlds.

Russia wants to colonize the moon

The moon may be a harsh mistress, but Russian scientists say they want to establish a colony below the lunar surface.

Martian atmosphere is full of water

The Martian atmosphere contains water vapor in a supersaturated state, say surprised ESA scientists.

Opportunity finds Martian rock with possible signs of water

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity - recently arrived at the Endeavour crater - has found a rock that's different from anything it's seen before.

New alloy could split water to make fuel

A team of Kentucky scientists has found a way to 'tweak' an inexpensive semiconductor to generate hydrogen from water using sunlight.

Martian channels 'caused by lava, not water'

The channels on Mars widely supposed to have been created by flowing water have a completely different origin, says a Texas Tech University professor.

Mars exploration rover reaches Endeavour crater

NASA’s Mars exploration rover has arrived at the Red Planet’s Endeavour crater which measures some 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter.



Renewable energy production passes nuclear

Renewable energy production in the United States has surpassed the production of nuclear power for the first time, a government study reports.

NASA says water may be flowing on Mars

Recent images captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter seem to indicate the presence of flowing water during the warmest months on the red planet.

Icy moon rains water onto Saturn

ESA’s Herschel space observatory has solved the 14-year mystery of where the water in Saturn's upper atmosphere comes from - it's being expelled from the planet's moon Enceladus.

Biggest cloud of water in universe discovered

Astronomers have found an enormous cloud of water - containing 140 trillion times as much as is found on Earth - floating around a distant quasar.

Dawn spacecraft to reach giant asteroid today

Today, after a four-year journey, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will go into orbit around the asteroid Vesta, where it will stay and make observations for a year.

Air Force Thunderbirds fly show on biofuel

Two of the Air Force’s Thunderbirds aerial team members recently flew their F-16s in a Department of Defense aerial team show running on a blend of camelina-based biofuel and regular jet fuel.

Moon has much more water than thought

The moon appears to be far richer in water than previously believed, following the discovery of 'melt inclusions' in rocks brought back from the Apollo mission in 1972.