Nasa ‘flying saucer’ tests Mars tech

Mars flying saucer

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By Mike Wall, Senior Writer

A saucer-shaped vehicle that could help NASA land big payloads on the surface of Mars is about to take to the skies for the first time.

NASA hopes to launch … Continue reading

Mapping Earth’s Magnetic Fields

Earth's Magnetic Fields

//  By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News

Europe’s Swarm space mission has begun making maps of Earth’s magnetic field. Data just released shows how the field generated in the planet’s liquid outer core varies in strength over the course of a few months. Swarm’s early assessment appears to … Continue reading

Fire missiles at Mars to find deeply buried life


From NewScientist

07 May 2014 by Jacob Aron
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IN THE hunt for life on Mars, it’s time to pull out the heavy artillery. A non-profit group has proposed a mission that involves showering Mars with bunker-busting missiles that would penetrate deep into the … Continue reading

Prehistoric North Sea Atlantis hit by 5 metre tsunami

By Paul Rincon
Science editor, BBC News website

 74567722 map Prehistoric North Sea Atlantis hit by 5 metre tsunami

A prehistoric “Atlantis” in the North Sea may have been abandoned after being hit … Continue reading