Japan space robots start asteroid survey

2018-09-23 06:25

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

Elon Musk and SpaceX shared new images of the rocket ship designed to colonise Mars — and the pictures hint at crucial design changes

2018-09-19 08:06

Elon Musk and SpaceX have published new renderings of the Big Falcon Rocket launch system. The release of the images coincides with a major announcement from SpaceX: Tonight, the company will name the first passenger to fly on the rocket. The images

Elon Musk is building a spaceship that's so ambitious, some experts call it 'science fiction'

2018-09-17 07:03

The SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to blast a tourist around the moon in a new launch system called Big Falcon Rocket.

WATCH: How an astronaut prepares for six months in space

2018-09-08 09:14

It takes years of training in technical skills and a process of mental preparation to be ready to head up to the International Space Station in a Soyuz rocket.

WATCH: Nasa footage shows eruption on the Sun

2018-09-03 18:43

Footage from Nasa shows a minor eruption on the Sun surface. At its peak, the plasma rises to heights that are several times the diameter of Earth.

Moon ice may be much easier to harvest than previously thought — and it could be the 'first step' in building a space economy

2018-08-21 12:02

Hundreds of places in the moon's darkest, most shadowy craters may contain ice directly at the surface.

India to send manned mission to space by 2022 - Modi

2018-08-15 11:28

India will send a manned mission into space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday in a speech to the nation.

WATCH: Nasa astronauts prepare for US flights to space

2018-08-04 11:07

Suni WIlliams and her fellow astronauts prepare for the first US flights to the International Space Station since the shuttle programme ended.

NASA once envisioned life after Earth in these fantastical floating cities

2018-07-30 13:57

In the 1970s, NASA physicists created illustrations of what post-Earth communities could look like.

NASA's Jupiter probe just beamed back mesmerising new photos of the gas giant

2018-07-19 18:07

Juno's high-speed flybys around Jupiter, called perijoves, happen once every 53.5 days and have allowed NASA to document the gas giant like never before. The most recent trip (Juno's 14th perijove) occurred on July 16. Here's what the probe saw.


WATCH: The 'space archaeologist' hunting lost cities from space

2018-09-20 20:30

If you want to find lost cities or the traces of ancient civilizations, Sarah Parcak believes you need to head into space.

Elon Musk just revealed who will fly to the moon on SpaceX's new rocket ship

2018-09-18 10:19

SpaceX did not reveal how much he paid for the lunar flight, but said it was a significant sum and that he already made a down payment.

This drawing liked by Elon Musk reveals just how crazy SpaceX's first missions to Mars will be

2018-09-10 11:23

Several official graphics of the spaceship's internal structure exist, but none show exactly how the ship would be equipped for Mars.

South Africa is launching a new satellite to monitor our seas – and your kid could name it

2018-09-07 06:17

The nanosatellite ZACube-2 will hopefully have a more inspiring name before it goes into space later this year.

The International Space Station sprung a leak this week — and it shows why a space junk disaster is so dangerous

2018-08-31 09:03

The International Space Station briefly sprung a small leak, but NASA says the six-person crew in orbit is safe.

Multimillion-rand SA telescope to investigate mysterious dark energy

2018-08-17 11:04

A new multimillion-rand radio telescope has been launched in the Northern Cape.

NASA's biggest hunt to date for alien planets is finally underway — and the agency expects to discover 'strange, fantastic worlds'

2018-08-07 13:36

The spacecraft will use its unique vantage in space and four cameras to stitch together a huge map of about 200,000 stars.

WATCH: What caused the giant valley on Mercury?

2018-07-30 21:47

Bigger than the Grand Canyon, this valley on Mercury is thought to have an interesting reason for its existence.

SEE: Breathtaking images and footage of Earth from Nasa's 60-year history

2018-07-27 19:51

Founded in July 1958, NASA has sent people into space many times - and the images they've sent back are awe-inspiring.

Scientists just found a dozen new moons around Jupiter — including one they're calling an 'oddball'

2018-07-18 10:53

Our solar system's giant planet has been hiding something — or 12 things, really.

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