Most powerful space telescope ever to launch in 2018

2015-04-22 08:15

As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space, Nasa and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before.

Russia to build own space station by 2023

2015-04-16 19:06

Russia plans to build its own orbiting space station by 2023, President Vladimir Putin says.

SpaceX bid to recycle rocket fails again

2015-04-14 23:03

SpaceX's latest attempt at recycling its Falcon 9 rocket by landing it upright on an ocean platform failed again.

Mars rover boosts hope for liquid water

2015-04-14 16:09

Research from Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars.

SpaceX to send cargo ship on 6th supply mission

2015-04-13 10:20

SpaceX is sending its unmanned Dragon cargo ship on its sixth official supply mission to the International Space Station on Monday, should the weather behave itself.

Twin fools Nasa at brother's launch

2015-03-31 05:00

The identical twin of an astronaut has fooled Nasa at his brother's launch on a 1-year flight.

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.

400km-wide meteorite crater found in Australia

2015-03-23 08:23

An ancient meteorite crater 400km wide has been found in central Australia, scientists say.

Selfie generation warned over eclipse peril

2015-03-19 23:25

An eclipse set to sweep Europe and parts of Africa and Asia, poses a danger to selfie-takers, eye specialists have warned.

Milky Way may host billions of planets in 'habitable' zones

2015-03-18 12:42

The Milky Way galaxy may be home to billions of planets orbiting their host stars in a 'habitable zone' where life could theoretically exist, researchers say.


SpaceX Dragon arrives at ISS

2015-04-17 20:00

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station, carrying nearly 2 000kg of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit.

Nasa probe closing in on unexplored Pluto

2015-04-16 16:20

Newly released photos show the first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto, a dwarf planet in the solar system's frozen backyard, is still three months away from a close encounter, but already in viewing range.

The weird ways of water on Saturn

2015-04-14 16:28

Once every 20 or 30 years, a superstorm greater than Earth breaks out on Saturn and whips around the ringed planet in a violent spectacle that rages for months on end.

Space station grocery run includes espresso maker

2015-04-13 21:07

Mornings are about to improve for the Italian astronaut who's been suffering through instant coffee at the International Space Station since fall.

Jeff Bezos rocket company to begin test flights

2015-04-09 09:35

A space company owned by founder Jeff Bezos has finished work on a rocket engine for a suborbital spaceship and expects to begin flight tests.

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.

Eclipse thrills on remote Arctic islands

2015-03-20 18:40

A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands but clouds disappointed some viewers of a rare celestial show.

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.

Cosmonaut remembers first space walk 50 years ago

2015-03-18 05:00

Fifty years after Alexei Leonov carried out the first space walk he still vividly recalls the moment he emerged from the capsule to become the only human to have floated in the cosmos.

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