First Dog in Space
In a quest to explore the adaptability of living creatures in space, scientists launched the first animal into space in the 1950s. This article walks you through the detailed story of that orbital mission. Read on to know more...
Unusual Space Facts
Space in itself is the most unusual entity that exists around us. Here, you will get to know some of the most unusual facts related to space that have been discovered by scientists.
History of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
The launch of the Hubble Space Telescope expanded our reach to the unexplored realms of the outer space. An account of the tremendous efforts taken by NASA to achieve this feat.
What is Space Debris?
The void that envelopes our planet and the entire solar system is not spared of debris. Space debris, also called orbital debris or space junk, refers to objects along the Earth's elliptical path and orbit. Most of these objects...
Mars Pathfinder Mission
In 1997, NASA realized its dream of undertaking low-cost space missions with the success of the Mars Pathfinder mission, by far one of the greatest achievements in the history of space exploration.
20 Earth-like Planets That Could Support Life
Fact about Keppler 22b Earth-like planet
Are we alone in the universe? Or do similar civilizations exist on other celestial bodies in our solar system or even in other galaxies? Research has been going round the clock on to answer such questions, and to find out if any...
Can Humans Colonize Space?
Habitable planets in other solar systems
Space colonization is a hot topic in the 21st century, and most of the world can't wait for the chance to jump aboard a spaceship and fly to extraterrestrial human colonies. Here's a look at the various ways we can colonize space,...
What is Space Weather and How Does it Affect the Earth?
Effects of solar flares on human technology
The effects of space weather on the Earth are most famous in the form of aurora, but there are various other ways in which the Earth can be affected too. This Buzzle post explains what space weather is, and the numerous ways in...
Pros and Cons of Space Exploration
Pros and cons of space exploration
Space exploration invokes the interest of many. The possibility of finding life in extraterrestrial space leaves us mystified. While some believe that space travel and research in the field has advantages, there are others who...
6 Facts About Alien Planet 'Kepler-186f' Worth Knowing
Fact about planet Kepler-186f
The discovery of the alien planet Kepler-186f could very well be a landmark achievement of modern-day astronomy. In the scientific community, it is being called Earth's cousin. Curious to know why? Then read this Buzzle post to...
Cool Experiments Done on the International Space Station
Experiments done on the international space station
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been carrying out some quirky, yet phenomenal research, that has tested and expanded the limits of human knowledge and understanding.
List of Animals That Have Been Sent to Space
Animals sent to space
Initially, animals were sent to space to investigate whether living systems could survive in microgravity. These days, animals are sent to space to understand, amongst other phenomena, their behavior in an unfamiliar environment.
Stunning Facts About Space Probe Voyager 1
The Space Probe Voyager 1 functions efficiently after 35 years
It has been three and a half decades since Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 left the Earth. On August 25, 2012, it became the first man-made object to leave the solar system. And NASA reports of 2014 say that it has reached space. Here are...
Top 10 Space Conspiracy Theories
Famous space conspiracy theories
Space conspiracy theories make for great science fiction material. They have inspired a host of scripts in international cinema, novels, as also the formation of cults and communities of pseudoscience enthusiasts with ideologies...
Space Exploration Benefits
Whenever you are watching your favorite program on television, you are reaping the space exploration benefits. Perplexed! To know more about the fruits yielded by the space exploration programs and their impact on the mankind, read...
How Do Rockets Work
Space exploration is where the future of mankind lies. The technology that has made it possible, is that of rockets. This article is aimed at explaining how they work, in a nutshell.
Moon Rovers
Lunar rovers are vehicles, that are specially designed to operate on the Moon's surface. This article provides a brief overview about them.
Hubble Telescope: A Giant in Space!
The Big Bang theory explained the genesis of the universe, and then, the very next question we had was―'how old is the cosmos?' To answer this question, it was necessary to build a new telescope.
Diamonds Raining on Saturn, Jupiter, and Neptune: Reality or Just a Hoax?
Fact about diamonds raining on planets
Recently, planetary researchers studied the chemical makeup of the atmosphere in planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus, and theorized that diamond rains are a common occurrence in these gas giants. Is this just a hoax,...
Importance of Space Exploration
Why is space exploration important? Is the money invested in space programs worth it? What purpose do space missions serve? In this article, I have tried to answer these questions, by expounding the importance of space exploration...
The New Space Race
Helium-3. Maybe you've never heard of it, but scientists and politicians are gambling that it's the answer to the energy crisis. They believe so strongly, they're willing to go to the moon to get it.