Advanced techniques allowed our research team to build an open database of billions of individual trees and challenge some common perceptions about vegetation in arid and semi-arid zones.
Many of people may have dreamed of becoming an astronaut since childhood, but do you have what it takes?
Over the coming decade, the arrival of constellations of small satellites will reshape the space industry. It constitutes a paradigm shift, particularly in terms of data gathering and processing.
Humans have been living on the International Space Station for two full decades. So what comes next for this ailing technology, and what does it mean for future International ventures in space?
Dr Shaun Murphy, Dr House, Dr Virginia Dixon are all great characters. But their reality doesn't always chime with my own.
Empathy and scientific knowledge will be key for astronauts looking to travel to Mars.
Delay has turned space mission ExoMars2020 into ExoMars2022.
Collecting samples from Mars and brining them back to Earth will be a hugely complicated task, but it may be our best bet of finding alien life.
NASA's Europa Clipper mission just got the green light - here's what it could achieve.
This hot, acidic neighbor with its surface veiled in thick clouds hasn't benefited from the attention showered on Mars and the Moon. But Venus may offer insights into the fate of the Earth.
On the 50th anniversary of man's historic moon landing, Pedro Duque remembers how every child wanted to be an astronaut in 1969.
For the first time, an instrument orbiting Mars and a rover on the surface have detected methane simultaneously – raising hopes for finding life on the red planet.
An academic describes the career high of working on the most successful mission to Mars, and the little rover that made it possible.
Rovers including 'Rosalind Franklin' will pick up where Opportunity left off – trying to answer the question of whether there is, or ever has been, life on Mars.
Satellites hundreds of miles overheard are helping scientists to predict drought, track floods and see how climate change is changing access to water resources.
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.
It will take more energy to get the BebiColombo spacecraft inro a stable orbit around Mercury than it would to send it all the way to Pluto.
Australia occupies a unique location vital for supporting NASA and ESA deep-space missions.
Dust can be instructive. The analysis of those collected around the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko provided new information on the history of the solar system.
While we on Earth are familiar with our own star, the Sun, the European Space Agency's PLATO mission will explore solar systems similar to ours as well as those that are more exotic.