It all starts with a cloud of gas and dust.
Our Mars rovers might not be sensitive enough to detect signs of life. But lessons from Antarctica might make future missions more successful.
Agricultural technologies to grow food on Mars can help address climate change, sustainability and food scarcity challenges.
The first ever sound recording of a dust devil on Mars reminds us that there is a lot to learn about how they sculpt the landscape.
China has completed construction of the Tiangong space station, and science projects are now underway. The station is an important piece of China’s ambitious plans for space activity in coming years.
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.
A team of scientists have found a surprising amount of water ice on Mars.
A study has found that microorganisms living on Mars billions of years ago may have left the planet uninhabitable.
Sophisticated equipment on the Perseverance rover is helping answer some of the many questions researchers have about Mars’ geology over time.
Douglas Rushkoff’s Survival of the Richest is less about tech billionaires and their ‘bonkers’ escape plans than it is an entertaining primer on the various ills of late capitalism.
Some scientists are keen to send humans to Venus on a flyby.
Discarded pieces of landing gear, crashed spacecraft and wear and tear have produced a lot of debris that is now scattered around the Martian surface.
In an extraterrestrial first, scientists have linked seismic waves on Mars to meteorite impact craters spotted via satellite.
When the Orion Crew Capsule orbits the Moon there will be no one on board. But the mission will mark a key step in bringing humans back to Earth’s dusty sidekick.
By tracking a meteorite found in Morocco back to its origin in an asteroid crater on Mars millions of years ago, scientists can learn more about how the planets formed.
The European space agency will need both a launch vehicle and a lander platform to launch its ExoMars rover without help from Russia.
We should not be surprised that some of the innumerable rocks on Mars have weird shapes, because many have been sand-blasted by wind erosion for billions of years.
A photo of ‘doorway’ on Mars shows how ready our minds are to see significance and signs of life in the natural world.
Scientists just grew plants in soil from the Moon, but Antarctica has long provided researchers with the perfect place to test their agricultural techniques for a future in space.
There are many bodies in the solar system we can’t easily access. But observations of their winds and sediments reveal a surprising amount.