Missions to asteroids are opening up the secrets of the Solar System
The results are intriguing, but analysing the atmospheres of exoplanets is no easy task.
Space missions are still difficult, dangerous and risky – but it’s still early days in the human journey beyond our planet.
China has made significant advances in space exploration on its own steam. It doesn’t need a partnership with Russia.
Space exploration is often propelled by competition, driven by national pride and with little thought about consequence. It is time to consider space as a commons, not just a resource to exploit.
The Indian spacecraft could lay the ground for future missions with astronauts, and even for lunar bases.
Solar panels in space could harness more of the Sun’s energy.
The Voyager 2 spacecraft is 20 billion kilometres away and has lost track of Earth. A radio dish near Canberra is the only channel for re-establishing communication.
If you haven’t seen Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi classic, then it’s likely you will have seen other films influenced by it.
One person recently spent 100 days underwater. Another lived 500 days in a cave. What can we learn from such extreme experiences?
As signatories, Nigeria and Rwanda are demonstrating their commitment to safe, sustainable use of outer space. This should have multiple benefits.
One of Jupiter’s moons, Ganymede, could contain more water than the Earth.
A US-led coalition and China are both planning to establish bases on the Moon. How the two nations will navigate actions on the Moon and how other countries will be involved is still unclear.
Efforts to launch rockets into space from the UK need to demonstrate reliability.
Agricultural technologies to grow food on Mars can help address climate change, sustainability and food scarcity challenges.
From space agency missions to private space launches, 2023 will be an exciting year in space.
Spacecraft are just a small part of what it takes for humans to become an interplanetary species. A political science professor explains how there is much more to creating a spacefaring society.
The European Space Agency has recruited the world’s first-ever disabled astronaut. But we’re still a long way from space being accessible to all.
The stars, planets and Milky Way we see at night are part of a wilderness shared across the globe and across centuries. But does BlueWalker 3 herald a night sky polluted with bright satellites?
Artemis-1 is on its way back to Earth, successfully completing its maiden flight.