Mars Orbiter and a room with a view

Here’s a picture from the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission. Cool picture with dust storms and […]


Isopropyl Cyanide at 27,000 light years

Hunting from a distance of 27,000 light years, astronomers have discovered an unusual carbon-based molecule […]



Water was crucial to the rise of life on Earth and is also important to […]


If you don’t try it, you’ll never know if you can

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission will deploy its lander, Philae, to the surface of […]


First MAVEN picture shows gas, gas, gas

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has obtained its first observations of the […]

Credit: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado; NASA

Ballooning for comets

The Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS) is a high-altitude, stratospheric balloon mission that […]


Crowded on and around Mars

It’s getting crowded on Mars. ISRO successfully delivered its Mars Orbiter in an orbit around […]

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Colliding with particle physicists

Yeah, pun intended. When particle physics and other fields of science meet, interesting things happen. […]


Keep on flexing that BICEP2 muscle

The results of BICEP2, pointing to confirmation of the inflation theory, seems to be polluted […]