Exploration

NASA has completed the first data downlink for their exoplanet hunter, TESS.

NASA Complete First TESS Data Downlink

NASA has successfully completed their first downlink from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The data will be shared with hundreds of scientists who...
The next generation NASA exoplanet hunter TESS has begun sciene operations with the first set of data expected later this month.

NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Hunter Begins Operations

NASA’s next-generation Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) began searching for undiscovered planets on July 25, 2018. The first set of data from the satellite...
Chinese Chang'e-3 lander still operational over fours years longer than expected.

The Chinese Chang’e-3 Lander Remains Operational on the Lunar Surface

The Chang'e-3 lunar lander is still sending data back to Earth over four years longer than expected. The discovery was published on the Twitter...
Mars Opportunity rover enters ow-power mode after being engulfed by massive dust storm.

NASA’s Curiosity and Opportunity Rovers Brace for Massive Dust Storm

A massive dust storm has swept across the surface of Mars. As NASA loses its link with the long-lived Opportunity rover, Curiosity is tasked...
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has begun to test soil sample again for the first time in over a year.

Mars Curiosity Rover Resumes Soil Testing

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has begun testing soil samples again. It’s the first time the rover has received a fresh sample into its mineralogy...
Astronomers have discovered a rare neutron star (E0102) 200,000 light years from Earth.

Stunning Composite Image of Rare Neutron Star (E0102)

Using data gathered from a number of ground and orbiting observatories, astronomers have discovered a rare type of neutron star. Referred to as 1E...
Mars Curiosity Rover successfully drills hole for the first time since October 2016.

Mars Curiosity Rover Has Begun Drilling Again

The Mars Curiosity Rover has begun to again drill into the surface of the red planet. Following months of testing a new drilling process,...
Taken a journey through the cosmos with the spectacular In Saturn's Rings.

In Saturn’s Rings is a Beautiful Journey Through the Cosmos

Released earlier this month, In Saturn’s Rings is a 42-minute movie created by exclusively using real photographs captured by NASA spacecraft. The result is...
China's Chang'e-4 lunar mission will attempt to grow potato and Arabidopsis plants and hatch silkworm eggs.

China to Hatch Silkworms on the Far Side of the Moon

China’s Chang'e-4 lunar mission will attempt the first soft-landing on the far side of the moon. The lander will carry a biosphere science payload...
Amazing images of cyclonic superstorm have been captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft.

NASA’s Juno Jupiter Mission Snaps Images of Terrifying Cyclonic Superstorm

A NASA exploratory spacecraft sent to Jupiter in 2016 has captured breathtaking images of the cyclones that characterise the giant planet’s Northern pole. The...

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China launch 25th orbital mission of 2018 deploying a pair of Beidou navigation satellites.

China’s Relentless Launch Cadence Continues with 25th Mission of 2018

A pair of BeiDou-3 navigation satellites launched aboard a Long March 3B were deployed into orbit successfully on Wednesday. The launch is China’s 25th...
China unveil Chang'e-4 rover details and announce competition to name the rover.

China Release Shortlist of 10 Names for the Chang’e 4 Lunar Rover

A 10-name shortlist for the Chang’e 4 lunar rover has been released following the close of a public contest. A final decision on the...
RemoveDEBRIS satellite captures cubesat in experimental net.

RemoveDEBRIS Satellite Performs World’s First In-Orbit Space Junk Capture

An experimental satellite developed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), Airbus and others has successfully captured a target cubesat with a net while orbiting...
SpaceX has revealed that Yusaku Maezawa will be the first commercial passenger for the provider's BFR vehicle.

SpaceX Reveal First Commercial BFR Passenger

SpaceX has announced that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first commercial BFR passenger. The mission is currently scheduled for 2023 with Maezawa...
The last Delta II rocket deploys NASA's ICESat-2 satellite into orbit.

ULA Launch ICESat-2 Satellite Aboard Final Delta II

The 154th and final Delta II rocket launched NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday. The...