Both Voyagers are now in interstellar space.
Voyager 2 launched in 1977 and visited all four gas giants in our Solar System. It's now almost 18 billion kilometres from Earth and has finally joined its twin in interstellar space.
Applied games can help us to tackle problems like climate change by appealing to players' hearts and minds.
President George H. Bush promotes space exploration during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 11 on July 20, 1989. Behind the president are, from left: former astronaut Mike Collins, NASA Administrator Richard Truly, former astronaut Neil Armstrong, Vice President Dan Quayle and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
AP Photo/Barry Thumma
George H.W. Bush's achievements in space are often overlooked but have significantly contributed to America's current space program.
Image of Bennu from a distance of around 50 miles (80 km).
NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
Osiris-REx will spend the next year looking for a good place to land on asteroid Bennu before it collects grains and brings them home.
Artist’s impression of InSight after its scientific instruments have been deployed.
From turning on instruments to gathering the first data, the next few months will be busy for Mars scientists.
Signs of life on Mars? These are the tracks of NASA’s Curiosity rover exploring the Martian landscape.
Mars has long captured our imagination, from claims of canals to Martian attacks and now our latest NASA exploration to look inside the red planet.
Space debris in Earth orbit creates a dangerous obstacle course for satellites and astronauts.
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Countries developing technology that removes or blasts away space junk may appear to be doing a public service. But those same technologies can destroy military and communications satellites.
Crowds watch as the space shuttle Discovery lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
AP Photo/Phil Sandlin
The United States already has a space agency: NASA. So why do we need a Space Force, and what would it do? Could a Space Force strain diplomatic relationships, reigniting the race to militarize space?
There are plans to cause HAVOC on Venus.
The upper atmosphere of Venus is the most Earth-like extra-terrestrial location in the solar system. It could even host life.
Those mesmerized by NASA’s accomplishments and ambitions wanted so much more out of the reticent Armstrong.
After the first moon landing, the feelings that propelled a unified national mission quickly dissipated. Could Armstrong have played a bigger role in galvanizing the public for future projects?
First Man: Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures
The new film is a down-to-Earth portrayal of astronaut Neil Armstrong and our complex relationship with the Moon.
A Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Feb. 6, 2018.
AP Photo/ John Raoux
It has been 10 years since Elon Musk's SpaceX launched the commercial space age. What hurdles must be overcome before private companies begin exploring, colonizing and mining other planets?
A scene from Doug Engelbart’s groundbreaking 1968 computer demo.
Doug Engelbart Institute
A 90-minute presentation in 1968 showed off the earliest desktop computer system. In the process it introduced the idea that technology could make individuals better – if government funded research.
A telescope pointed at the skies above Senegal to capture the stellar occultation.
François Colas, Observatoire de Paris, Insititut de Mécanique Celeste et de Calcul des Ephémérides
Senegal has made great strides in astronomy and planetary sciences in recent years.
Nervous about how southern television viewers would react, NBC executives closely monitored the filming of the kiss between Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner.
U.S. Air Force
The career arc of Nichelle Nichols – the first black woman to have a continuing co-starring role on TV – shows how diverse casting can have as much of an impact off the screen as it does on it.
Technicians prepare Swift’s UVOT for vibration testing on Aug. 1, 2002, more than two years before launch, in the High Bay Clean Room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
The Swift Observatory passed a milestone: 1 million snapshots of the universe. These exquisite and revealing pictures have captured the births and deaths of stars, gravitational waves and comets.
The moon is our closest neighbour and our best hope for building capacity to explore space.
A super blue blood moon is seen from Svalbard, Norway earlier this year.
The longest lunar eclipse this century, and other special features such as Mars looking spectacular will be seen.
Fragments of the asteroid 2018 LA scattered over a wide area in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Each meteorite is a piece of the puzzle to understanding our solar system.
US F/A-18 footage of a UFO (circled in red).
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About 5 percent of all UFO sightings cannot be easily explained by weather or human technology. A physicist argues that there's compelling evidence to justify serious scientific study and that the skeptics should step aside – for the sake of humanity.