Batteries could well be powering short-haul flights in the near future.
Nasa’s new ‘Blue Marble’ photograph, taken on December 8 2022.
A new image has been taken of the whole Earth 50 years after the first - revealing noticeable changes to its surface.
Proponents of mining in space often point to the potential benefits for Earth and its people. But this research casts doubt on many of them.
Discover how a picture of the sky can become a symphony.
Chandra X-ray Observatory
Since ancient times, the stars have been set to music. Modern technology now enables scientists to convert images of space into real compositions.
The James Webb Space Telescope began sending its first images back to Earth in the summer of 2022.
NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via Flickr
NASA has been gaining momentum in recent years as investment into space has ramped up in the US. In 2022, missions dealt with the farthest, closest, hottest and coldest conditions in the universe.
Artist’s impression of Starship cruising past the Moon.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp./SpaceX Flickr
From space agency missions to private space launches, 2023 will be an exciting year in space.
The Carina star-forming region imaged by the JWST.
A year on since the historic launch of the most powerful infrared telescope in human history, we admire and explore some of the best images it delivered in 2022.
The James Webb Space Telescope is providing astronomers with images and data that reveal secrets from the earliest era of the universe.
It has been one year since the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope and six months since the first pictures were released. Astronomers are already learning unexpected things about the early universe.
An artist’s concept of Canadarm3, Canada’s smart robotic system, on the exterior of the Lunar Gateway.
(Canadian Space Agency, NASA)
Canadian space technologies and innovations play a significant role in the Artemis missions, and our involvement reflects our growing role in this new era of lunar exploration.
A new view of Earth and its place.
A new photo taken on the Artemis I mission shows Earth isn’t a sealed spaceship, but is in dynamic interchange with the cosmos.
Blue Marble is the last photograph of the whole Earth taken by an actual human using analogue film: developed in a darkroom when the crew returned to Earth.
Going to space requires more than just rocket science.
John Lamb via Getty Images
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.
NASA astronaut Winston E. Scott on an EVA in 1996.
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.
A camera mounted on the tip of one of the Orion capsule’s solar array wings captured this footage of the spacecraft and the Moon
Artemis-1 is on its way back to Earth, successfully completing its maiden flight.
NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) satellite can make precise measurements of global atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) from space.
Tracking CO2 emissions with satellites can help to support emission reduction efforts under the Paris Agreement.
Many galaxies are too faint or small for us to observe easily – but science can help us work it out.
Launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket which resulted in reports being submitted GEIPAN.
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If you see something mystifying happening in Europe’s skies, get in touch with France’s Study and Information Group on Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena. They could well have a rational explanation for you.
The space shuttle Atlantis was one of the last major launches aboard a NASA rocket.
After its fourth delay, the Artemis 1 launch is now scheduled for Nov. 16, 2022. NASA has a history of missing launch deadlines, but the private sector is slowly making launches more reliable.
Concept illustration for research robots that could bring samples of Mars rocks to Earth-based labs.
Sophisticated equipment on the Perseverance rover is helping answer some of the many questions researchers have about Mars’ geology over time.
DART has forever changed the orbit of a small asteroid – and done so with much greater success than expected.