India’s Mars satellite ‘Mangalyaan’ sends first images

India’s Mars satellite ‘Mangalyaan’ sends first images   India’s space agency has released its first picture of Mars, taken by its satellite which entered orbit around the Red Planet. “The view is nice up here,” tweeted @isro. A handful of images have been sent by the Mangalyaan probe so far. … Continue reading

The Sex Tree

sex tree

Ever heard of the Sex Tree aka the coco de mar… another Natural Mystery. It only exists in a small vally on the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Republic of the Seychelles, off the east coast of Africa. The coco de mar or sea coconut or double coconut … Continue reading

Nasa ‘flying saucer’ tests Mars tech

Mars flying saucer

By Mike Wall, Senior Writer www.space.com 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 its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle — which the agency has dubbed its … 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 support the … Continue reading

Fire missiles at Mars to find deeply buried life

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From NewScientist 07 May 2014 by Jacob Aron Magazine issue 2968. Subscribe and save 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 ground … Continue reading

Prehistoric North Sea Atlantis hit by 5 metre tsunami

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website A prehistoric “Atlantis” in the North Sea may have been abandoned after being hit by a 5m tsunami 8,200 years ago. The wave was generated by a catastrophic subsea landslide off the coast of Norway. Analysis suggests the tsunami over-ran Doggerland, a … Continue reading