NASA's Mars perseverance rover gets its sample handling system

With the launch period for NASA's Mars Perseverance rover opening in a little less than four months, the six-wheeler is reaching significant pre-launch milestones almost daily at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, ...

The frigid Flying Saucer

The international team, led by Stephane Guilloteau at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux, France, measured the temperature of large dust grains around the young star 2MASS J16281370-2431391 in the spectacular Rho ...

Hubble snaps spiral's profile

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways—as shown here. The spiral galaxy featured ...

NASA 'flying saucer' deploys partially on test

NASA launched a giant balloon Monday carrying a kind of "flying saucer" that will test technologies for landing on Mars, but its outsized parachute only partly deployed.

Gadgets and gizmos galore at world's top IT fair

From a glove that can be used as a mobile phone to a remote-controlled spy helicopter: this year's CeBIT, the world's top high-tech fair, showcases a bewildering array of gadgets.

FBI memo does not prove aliens crash landed in Roswell

A 1950 FBI memo is creating some recent buzz by UFO supporters who say this provides "smoking gun" evidence that the US government recovered a crashed alien ship and bodies in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. The memo, found ...