The European Space Agency (ESA) is hailing its ExoMars mission a success despite mystery over the fate of a lander supposed to have touched down on the Red…
The fate of a European probe supposed to have touched down on Mars on Wednesday remains a mystery.
Scientists are scrambling to confirm the status of the European lander which was due to have landed on the Red Planet's surface, after contact was lost during its descent.
Along with Svetlana Gerasimenko, Churyumov discovered comet 67P, which the Rosetta mission successfully landed its philae lander on in 2014.
Since Europe's 1998 decision to have its own Earth Observation system it has spent several billion euros putting the Copernicus programme's Sentinel satellites into space. Despite the huge costs the d
A bittersweet day for the ESA as they celebrate the success of their comet mission after working together on the project for more than 30 years.
Scientists at the ESA control centre in Germany clapped and hugged after screens showed the loss of signal after the final, historic touchdown.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has come to a close with success after crash landing hits target
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.