In 1970, Gil Scott-Heron penned a spoken word song called ‘Whitey on the Moon’ that criticized the 1969 Moon landing. A hip-hop scholar explains why the song still reverberates today.
China’s space programme is going from strength to strength.
New results show why and how water is disappearing from Mars atmosphere.
More than 60 images capturing huge expanses of sky are sent to us from Chile. Within them we can see thousands of bright spots. What do we find when we look closer?
Nasa’s sending its first missions to Earth’s twin since 1990.
Venus wouldn’t attract much attention if it were outside our solar system. Its skies are filled with sulphuric acid, its land abounds with extinct volcanoes and its surface is mostly red hot lava.
Several current programs aim at sending humans back to the Moon. What would be the purpose, and what are the real prospects?
Rappers have been taking listeners on lyrical journeys to outer space for decades. A hip-hop scholar says their music helps inspire more students to pursue careers among the stars.
After the Chinese Zhurong’s successful landing, we look at the previous Mars missions that have tried, and sometimes failed.
Biak inhabitants fear a new space project of Elon Musk, if it goes ahead, will damage their environment, cultures and livelihoods, and potentially displace local communities.
China’s leading role in the new space race could have a positive effect on geopolitics and science alike.
On May 17 China will attempt to land its first rover on Mars.
The Ingenuity is a drone-like helicopter that completed its first flight on Mars. This achievement reflects a new horizon for space exploration, as new places are discovered and studied.
High levels of cognitive performance and effective teamwork are crucial to long-duration space missions.
Perseverance follows in the tracks of Curiosity. The latter’s touchdown on Martian soil in 2012 marked the first successful use of several pioneering space technologies.
If China succeeds, it will be the first country ever to visit and land on Mars on its first try.
India has already managed what China has not.
SpaceX is due to test fly its Starship in the coming days.
Artificial intelligence can help us venture further in space.
India may land on the Moon this coming year, while Nasa will launch its new, powerful rocket farther into space than any other human rated spacecraft.