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They say that the desert can never keep a secret, that if you wait long enough, the sands will reveal the answer in the end. This is the story of three adventurers’ daring attempt to crack the Sahara’s greatest mystery and to establish once and for all whether the world’s largest meteorite lies beneath the shifting dunes of Mauritania. Natural History Museum experts Dr. Sara Russell and Dr. Phil Bland team up with policeman and enthusiast Bob Warr in their attempt to find the Chinguetti meteorite, a vast rock from outer space said to have landed in the Sahara Desert and thought to weigh a million tons. Yet over most of the 20th century, no one has been able to prove that the Chinguetti Meteorite actually exists. Will this expedition be the first to discover it?
Asteroids loom large in our imagination: An encounter with one could wipe out all life. They hold clues to the origins of our Solar System, yet space speculators seek to exploit the resources asteroids contain. And could one host life?
Who owns the Moon? Technically no one – but several private companies and individuals have had other ideas....
Are we in the midst of a new “Space Race”? It certainly seems so from all the international activity in...
As we look ahead to NASA’s return to the Moon,...
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