Feud on Earth but peace in space for US, Russia

2015-03-26 10:22

Hundreds of kilometres below on Earth, their governments are locked in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together side by side.

Mars has nitrogen, key to life - Nasa

2015-03-25 08:13

Nasa’s Curiosity rover has found nitrogen on the surface of Mars, a significant discovery that adds to evidence the Red Planet could once have sustained life, the space agency says.

Underground ocean discovered on Jupiter moon

2015-03-13 19:45

An underground ocean discovered on Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede is thought to hold more water than all of Earth's oceans.

Dawn over Ceres

2015-03-07 06:45

Nasa's Dawn spacecraft has became the first craft to orbit a dwarf planet as it reached Ceres after a nearly eight-year, 5-billion-kilometre journey.

Spacesuit woes haunt Nasa ahead of crucial spacewalks

2015-02-19 12:09

With three complicated spacewalks planned in the coming days, Nasa is rushing to resolve a spacesuit problem linked to a 2013 emergency when water dangerously flooded a European astronaut's helmet.

High seas force SpaceX to ditch bid to recycle rocket

2015-02-12 11:27

SpaceX said it cannot attempt to recycle the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket after launch of a space weather observatory because of high seas.

Space-age shower could save you megabucks

2015-02-09 14:19

A space-age shower inspired by Nasa can achieve water savings of up to 90%, says its Swedish developer.

Nasa delays soil satellite launch

2015-01-29 21:47

Nasa has delayed the scheduled launch of a satellite that will help scientists in predicting floods and droughts worldwide.

Earth-skimming asteroid has own moon

2015-01-27 22:42

An unusually large asteroid that just skimmed by Earth has its own moon, Nasa says.

Watch asteroid in near earth flyby

2015-01-26 20:00

An asteroid the size of a mountain is shaving by Earth, in a rare type of flyby that will not be seen for another decade. WATCH


Nasa picks an asteroid rock to pave the road to Mars

2015-03-26 08:10

The US space agency says a Nasa robot ship will pluck a large boulder off an asteroid and sling it around the moon, becoming an ad hoc destination to prepare for future human missions to Mars.

Dust cloud, aurora detected around Mars

2015-03-19 13:48

A Nasa spacecraft circling Mars has detected a mysterious dust cloud and a vibrant aurora, both unexpected phenomena on Earth's neighbouring planet, researchers say.

Nasa launches satellites to track 'magnetosphere'

2015-03-13 11:09

Four identical satellites which will study the interactions between solar winds and the Earth’s magnetic fields blasted off into Space and settled into orbit begin a two-year study, Nasa says.

SpaceX rocket blasts off with all-electric satellites

2015-03-02 10:19

A Space Exploration Technologies rocket has blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to put the world's first all-electric communications satellites into orbit.

'Cloud' over Mars leaves scientists baffled

2015-02-17 10:20

Amateur astronomers have spotted two strange, cloud-like plumes high over Mars, deepening the mystery of what constitutes the Red Planet's atmosphere.

Moon objects found in astronaut Neil Armstrong's closet

2015-02-10 21:18

A treasure trove of objects that were supposed to have been left behind after the first moon landing have turned up in the closet of Neil Armstrong.

Nasa delays soil study satellite launch

2015-01-30 19:01

Nasa has pushed back the launch of a satellite to study soil moisture in order to perform "minor repairs", a report says.

Astronomers find oldest known star

2015-01-28 08:33

International astronomers say they have discovered the oldest known star in a distant galaxy encircled by five Earth-sized planets, signalling that planets formed throughout the history of the universe.

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price

2015-01-27 07:37

Boeing and SpaceX capsules will beat Russia on price for US astronaut rides to the space station.

No threat as asteroid passes by Earth

2015-01-26 15:03

Nasa says an asteroid measuring about half a kilometre in diameter will make a relatively close, but harmless pass by Earth.

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