Exploration

An international research team has discovered an ideal location for a lunar base.

Ideal Location for a Lunar Base Discovered

Japan’s Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE) probe has discovered a huge underground cave on the surface of the moon. The discovery was made by...
NASA to provide a scientific instrument to the Japanese-led Mars Moon eXploration (MMX) mission.

NASA to Assist Japanese-led MMX Sample Return Mission to Mars

Agency officials have confirmed that NASA will assist with the Japanese-led sample return Mars Moon eXploration (MMX) mission. Set to be launched in 2024,...
An interstellar asteroid dubbed 'Oumuamua will be visiting our solar system until mid-December.

Interstellar Visitor Proves Long-held Theories

Our solar system has been visited by an interstellar traveller. First discovered late last month, the interstellar asteroid is believed to be at least...
Researchers have discovered a temperate Earth-sized planet, Ross 128 b.

HARPS Research Team Discover Temperate Earth-Sized Planet

A team of researchers has discovered a temperate Earth-sized planet orbiting an inactive dwarf star. The planet designated Ross 128 b was discovered by...
Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered a giant planet, NGTS-1b that challenges our understanding of the universe and how planets are formed.

NGTS-1b Challenges our Understanding of the Universe

A team of researchers from the University of Warwick’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Group has discovered a giant planet orbiting a M-dwarf star. The planet,...
NASA scientists have detected gravitational waves for the first time ever after observing two neutron stars merge.

NASA Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves for the First Time Ever

In a historical event, NASA scientists have become the first to detect and confirm the existence of gravitational waves. The waves detected were discovered...
Russia joins in international NASA-led initiative to begin construction on a near-lunar station by the 2020s.

Russia and NASA Agree Partnership to Build Lunar Space Station

Russian space programme officials are set to announce a partnership with NASA to build an international near-lunar station. Igor Komarov, head of Russia’s Roscosmos State...
A remarkable view of Uranus recorded by Voyager 2 on Jan 25, 1986.

The Mysteries of Uranus Could Be Unlocked With Orbiter

Uranus is a featureless oddity in our solar system, a turquoise marble that has remained largely unstudied. However, from the little we do know...
The New Horizons spacecraft has safely exited hibernation and will continue on it mission.

New Horizons Continues Kuiper Belt Cruise Following Hibernation

Following a 157-day long hibernation, New Horizons has been placed in “active” mode and will continue its Kuiper Belt Cruise. Alice Bowman, Mission Operations...
900 light-years from Earth, U Antliae takes its last step towards becoming a white dwarf.

Glowing Bubble Surrounds Carbon Star

900 light-years away from Earth, there is a star taking its final steps towards rebirth. The huge star dubbed U Antilae is located in...

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The Fisher Space Pen company has released a commemorative Apollo 11 space pen.

Fisher Release $700 Commemorative Apollo 11 Pen

The Fisher Space Pen company has released a limited-edition pen to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. Fisher...
Budweiser release a commemorative Apollo 11 Moon landing beer.

Budweiser Release Limited-Edition Commemorative Apollo 11 Beer

Budweiser has released a limited-edition beer to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. According to the company, the Discovery Reserve American Red...
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has suffered a catastrophic failure during testing.

Video: Crew Dragon Spacecraft Suffers Catastrophic Failure During Testing

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has suffered a catastrophic failure that has reportedly “all but destroyed” the vehicle. The failure occurred during testing of...
The wreckage of Falcon Heavy core booster B1055 returns to port.

Wreckage of the Falcon Heavy Core that Toppled Over in Rough Seas Returns to...

The wreckage of the Falcon Heavy core booster that toppled over in rough seas last week has returned to port at Cape Canaveral. The...
Christina Koch's 328-day stay aboard the International Space Station will break the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman

NASA Announce Record-Setting Extended ISS Stay for Christina Koch

NASA and the agency’s International Space Station (ISS) partners have announced a revised crew schedule that will see Christina Koch remain onboard the station...