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China has taken a big step forward in space exploration: a huge radio telescope – the largest in the world – has begun operating from its base in the southwest of the…
In just a few days’ time ESA’s Rosetta mission is going to come to a close in a most extraordinary fashion, because the spacecraft is going to slowly, and deliberately crash-land into the comet that i
An excavating team in Argentina have unearthed a rock weighing over 30 tonnes it is thought could be one of the world’s largest meteorites.
Is there anybody out there? The fundamental question is rebounding once again after a mysterious radio signal was picked up by a Russian telescope.
NASA is counting down to their OSIRIS-REx mission (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer), aimed at bringing samples back from a near-Earth…
Researchers at the European Space Agency are testing the next generation of 3D-printers to use in Space.
Is it possible to produce food to eat and air to breathe while in space?
Planetary Scientist Jean-Pierre Bibring explains where to look for life on Mars.
The ExoMars spacecraft has blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to search for signs of life on the red planet.
Record-holding astronaut Scott Kelly is to retire from NASA on April 1, the agency reports. The American made history after spending almost a year on
Scientists at the space agency NASA say the Hubble telescope has detected a galaxy 13.4 billion light years away. It’s the most distant galaxy ever
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut have returned to Earth after an unprecedented period of almost a year in space for NASA. The time spent
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have arrived back on Earth after nearly a year aboard the International Space
The ExoMars mission will search for methane in the Martian atmosphere. A top scientist behind the mission explains why, in Destination Mars episode 2.
The European Space Agency-developed satellite Sentinel-3A, recently launched from Plesetsk in Russia, has started its in-orbit Earth observation in
A rocket carrying an astronomy observation satellite has been successfully launched from southern Japan. ASTRO-H is equipped with four telescopes
Europe has launched a satellite it is hoped will help predict climate change patterns as well as improve everyday weather forecasting. The
The detection of gravitational waves by LIGO observatory in the US opens up a new chapter in astronomy.
Scientists have discovered gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, that confirm one of Albert Einstein’s last unverified theories about the
Scientists have been trying to detect gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space-time, ever since Albert Einstein published his theory
The European Space Agency is poised to launch the third satellite in the Copernicus programme called Sentinel-3 later this month. The Sentinels
At some time over the next seven days North Korea says it is to launch a communications satellite. Pyongyang has brought the launch window forward
Tiny satellites the size of a small cube, jam-packed with the most advanced nanotechnologies: is this the future of Space missions? To find out, we
This year on Space we’ll be following a mission called ExoMars. It’s the first to look for direct signs of life on the red planet. The first of two