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8 of the most ambitious space missions scheduled for the coming years

Although deemed impossible only a few centuries ago, space exploration like flight are easily two of mankind’s greatest achievements. In fact, they are glowing exemplars of what the human mind is capable of attaining, when left to its own devices. The outer space has long held an unshakable fascination, originating over 25,000 years ago with…






Pluto’s largest moon Charon has deep chasms that may have been formed by an ancient ocean

Analysis of the images captured during NASA’s New Horizon mission last year has revealed that Pluto’s largest moon Charon was home to an ancient subsurface ocean that has since frozen, expanding during the process. This, according to the scientists, caused to the moon’s surface to stretch outward, creating massive canyon-like fractures that are clearly visible in…


NASA’s retro travel posters depict a future where deep-space travel is commonplace

The brilliant minds at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have recently released a series of retro travel posters of some of the most unlikely destinations in our solar system. Although fictional, these stunning illustrations envision a future where deep-space travel is quite commonplace, with trips to Jupiter, Saturn and other distant planets only a rocket ride…




‘First’ space flower, an edible orange zinnia, grown by astronauts aboard the International Space Station

This bright orange flower right here is the first flower to ever bloom in space. While researchers in the past have grown salad greens, like lettuce, in microgravity, this new achievement marks the first successful attempt to grow flowering plants in space. Conducted by astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station, the experiment is part…