Author: Georgina Torbet

iPhone 5 owners, update your device today to keep it working

If you’re still hanging on to an iPhone 5, you’ll need to update its software today to keep it working. Apple has warned that without an iOS update, online services on the device will stop working and performing the update will require plugging the d…

Mars 2020 rover stands on its own wheels for the first time

This image, taken on Oct. 8, 2019, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the first time the Mars 2020 rover carries its full weight on its legs and wheels. The rover was photographed in JPL’s Simulator Building, where it…

Report calls for changes to rules about contamination of other worlds

This artist’s concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars. NASAA new report has called for NASA to update its rules preventing the spread of viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms to other planets in the course of space exploration.The r…

Rocky exoplanets are more like Earth inside that we thought

This artist’s rendering shows a white dwarf star with two planets. Mark GarlickWhen looking for exoplanets that are similar to Earth, astronomers typically look for worlds in orbit around a type of star called a red dwarf on an M-dwarf. These types of …