NASA is set to launch an ambitious mission to Mars on Thursday with the liftoff of its next-generation Perseverance rover, a six-wheeled robot tasked with … Read more
Britain will boost its ability to handle threats posed by Russia and China in space as part of a foreign, security and defence policy review … Read more
A series of photos during a ceremony to mark the 45th anniversary of the docking of a US Apollo space module with a Soviet Soyuz … Read more
A handout picture made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows Comet NEOWISE (short for C/2020 F3 NEOWISE) viewed from the International … Read more
A rocket from small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab failed to reach orbit minutes after a successful liftoff from New Zealand on Saturday, the company said, … Read more
A handout picture made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows Mary Winston Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA, … Read more
Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc announced it has signed up with NASA to develop a program to promote private missions to the International … Read more
Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and southern China will witness on Sunday the most dramatic “ring of … Read more
US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will dock to the International Space Station (ISS) later.
The men are making their way up to the … Read more
The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new U.S.-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords, people familiar … Read more
A handout Doppler radar image made available by the Arecibo Observatory shows asteroid (52768) 1998 OR 2, which is approximately 2 km in diameter, approaching … Read more
The Hubble Space Telescope has celebrated its 30th birthday by issuing an extraordinary new picture from a distant galaxy.
The stunning image is of a … Read more
A three-man crew blasted off to the International Space Station on Thursday, leaving behind a planet overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan … Read more
A member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition Ivan Vagner attends his final exams at the Russian cosmonaut training center in Star City outside … Read more
The decline in economic activity in China due to the coronavirus is now visible from space.
Many experts had already observed a reduction in gas … Read more
Scientists have detected evidence of a colossal explosion in space – five times bigger than anything observed before.
The huge release of energy is thought … Read more
Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch the first American into orbit around the Earth, has died at the age of 101.
Nasa, which describes … Read more
It’s a scenario worthy of a Hollywood movie thriller: an approaching asteroid threatens the Earth, and an industry team is busily working on converting a … Read more
Two satellites hurtling across the sky at nearly 33,000 mph (53,000 km/h) narrowly missed a collision over the US state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
The … Read more
An undated handout photo made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of an image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope showing the spiral … Read more
The first British astronaut to go into space has claimed aliens exist and it is possible they are living among us on earth.
Speaking to … Read more
A handout photo made available by NASA shows an image taken from the International Space Station (ISS) of the bright city lights of Long … Read more
For a few hours Saturday evening, the crescent moon and Venus paired up for a celestial treat. In the photos, the view of the conjunction … Read more
A handout photo made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of a satellite image showing part of mainland Australia, where historic bushfires … Read more
The Boeing company has cut short the demonstration flight with no crew on board of its new astronaut capsule.
The Starliner launched successfully on its … Read more
President Donald Trump has officially funded a Pentagon force focused on warfare in space – the US Space Force.
It is not intended to put … Read more
A handout photo made available by the European Southern Observatory, ESO, on 16 December 2019, taken with the HAWK-I instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope … Read more
A handout picture provided by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) shows the fully integrated PSLV-C48 successfully launches RISAT-2BR1 taking off from the launch pad … Read more