Nasa unveils missing pieces in journey to Mars

2015-10-09 13:23

Nasa has outlined the many challenges that remain before humans can set foot on Mars, calling the problems "solvable" but setting no firm date for an astronaut mission to the Red Planet.

Evidence of flowing liquid water on Mars: Nasa

2015-09-28 18:48

Liquid water has been observed on the planet Mars, the US space agency Nasa has announced.

Nasa astronaut at midway point of yearlong mission

2015-09-16 15:59

The Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly has hit the halfway point of a yearlong spaceflight experiment with his Earth-bound identical twin.

SpaceX rocket grounded for 'couple more months'

2015-09-01 10:02

SpaceX plans to keep its Falcon 9 rocket grounded longer than planned following a launch accident in June that destroyed a space station cargo ship.

Nasa: The world can breathe easy

2015-08-21 20:43

The world can breathe easy. A giant asteroid is not hurtling towards Earth about to wipe out much of the Americas, Nasa has felt compelled to explain following a swirl of online rumours.

Vatican sceptical about close encounters of the third kind

2015-07-31 10:31

The recent discovery of an Earth twin has boosted chances there is intelligent life on other planets. But while Pope Francis's telescope scans the starlit skies, the Vatican is sceptical of ever meeting Mr. Spock.

Nasa finds Earth-like planet

2015-07-23 20:46

Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found what may be the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, Nasa says.

Pluto close-up pics streaming in slowly

2015-07-15 17:11

Scientists are receiving data that will offer the closest look ever of Pluto after the unmanned Nasa spacecraft whizzed by the distant dwarf planet.

Pluto bigger than expected

2015-07-13 23:44

Mysterious Pluto has turned out to be larger than expected as Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft wraps up a nearly decade-long journey, with a close flyby on track, scientists say.

US selects four new astronauts

2015-07-09 23:32

Three men and one woman have been named by Nasa as the first four astronauts who will fly aboard spaceships built by private companies Boeing and SpaceX in the coming years.


Blue skies, frozen water detected on Pluto

2015-10-09 08:10

Pluto has blue skies and patches of frozen water, according to the latest data out Thursday from Nasa's unmanned New Horizons probe, which made a historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July.

Eyes on space, India launches 'mini-Hubble'

2015-09-28 11:40

India has launched its first space research observatory and several US satellites, part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's drive to expand his country's influence in the competitive, $300bn global space industry.

Three-man international crew safely reaches space station

2015-09-04 14:14

A Russian Soyuz spaceship safely delivered a three-man international crew, including Denmark's first astronaut, to the International Space Station.

A year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

2015-08-29 15:36

Six people have shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping Nasa prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars.

Mystery of Saturn's 'F ring' cracked

2015-08-18 06:33

An enigmatic ring of icy particles circling Saturn, herded into a narrow ribbon by two tiny moons, was probably born of a cosmic collision.

Earth 2.0: Nasa finds planet that matches our own

2015-07-24 10:10

Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, Nasa has said.

ISS astronauts dodge Russian space debris

2015-07-16 18:56

Three astronauts living at the International Space Station have been forced to scramble to safety after what Nasa described as a close pass of debris.

Pluto probe survives encounter, phones home

2015-07-15 15:02

A US spacecraft has sailed past the tiny planet Pluto in the distant reaches of the solar system.

It's showtime for Pluto

2015-07-12 22:19

Pluto is about to reveal itself. So Earthlings, sit back and enjoy the show.

Computer glitch won't affect Pluto flyby - Nasa

2015-07-08 08:17

Nasa has said it expects the New Horizons spacecraft to be back in service after a computer glitch on the weekend threatened its upcoming historic flyby of Pluto.

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