10 of the Most Exciting Space Science Discoveries

8. Is There Life on Mars? No. But There is Water

In 2008, NASA’s Mars Phoenix lander visited the Red Planet to confirm the presence of water and seek out signs of organic compounds. During one dig, on board cameras found a white powder, confirmed to be ice. Not only did this confirm that there is water on Mars, but it heavily implies that there is life on Mars using that water to survive. Although, if you’re a fan of Doctor Who, you’ll know the water on Mars isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…

7. Alien Planets!


Okay, so not Daleks (hopefully). However, in 2008, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope and the infra-red Keck and Gemini observatories in Hawaii confirmed that they had “seen” exoplanets orbiting distant stars. The two observatories had taken images of these alien worlds. So we can’t actually rule out Daleks (except we probably can).