In 1969, most homes did not have bathrooms inside, the idea of getting on a plane was only for the rich and fool-hardy and a loaf of bread was 23 cents.
“We humans have to go to space if we are going to continue to have a thriving civilisation,” Jeff Bezos told CBS Evening News host Norah O'Donnell
In an experiment two to three centimetres of silica aerogel allowed light from a lamp tuned to simulate Martian sunlight to heat the surface beneath it by up to 65C (150F) - enough to raise temperatures on the Martian surface and melt water ice.
For every 75 hectares of peas, 1,500 animals die each year, including possums, wallabies, ducks and deer, not to mention rodents, writes Matthew Evans.
Changes are being made by NASA to keep 42-year-old Voyager 1 and 2 spacecrafts flying around in space.
By 1844, Eta Carinae was the second brightest star in the sky for more than a decade, second only to Sirius, which is 1,000 times closer to Earth.
To give the world an opportunity to see the total solar eclipse, NASA has partnered with the Exploratorium in San Francisco to livestream the event.
Researchers dropped 17,000 'lost' wallets across 355 cities in 40 countries and the honesty of people varied from country to country.
If Asteroid Bennu hit our planet, it's estimated the kinetic energy of this impact would be equivalent to 1,200 megatons – that's 80,000 times the energy of the Hiroshima bomb.