The supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy suddenly lit up brighter than scientists had ever seen, and nobody knows why

2019-08-15 05:50

Scientists think every galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its centre, and ours just defied their statistical models.

SPACE ODDITIES: A pyramid, floating spoon and large human brain spotted by NASA

2019-07-30 14:01

Is there life on mars? maybe not, but there is a pyramid a floating spoon and a large human brain.

SpaceX tried to launch a Mars spaceship prototype on its first big flight, but the test abruptly ended after ignition

2019-07-25 10:12

Wednesday's experimental launch was supposed to show the first true flight of the Starhopper, but a spout of flame started coming out of its top.

The Washington Monument displayed a mesmerising tribute for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

2019-07-22 10:58

Crowds gathered to view a mesmerizing video projected on the Washington Monument in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

'World in my window' - Apollo went to Moon so we could see Earth

2019-07-21 09:00

On their journey to the Moon, the Apollo 11 crew had to rotate their spaceship so that one side didn't "barbecue" in the Sun while the other froze - meaning they couldn't see their destination until they were almost upon it.

Kids in the US and China have starkly different goals, as revealed by a survey that asked them if they'd rather become astronauts or YouTubers

2019-07-18 13:50

American kids would rather be YouTubers than astronauts, according to a survey by The Harris Poll. But in China, the trend is reversed.

Watch: India halts historic moon mission at final hour

India hopes Chandrayaan-2 will be first rocket to land on the Moon's south pole.

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The Moon now has hundreds of artifacts. Should they be protected?

2019-07-11 11:59

Three rovers, six US flags, dozens of probes that either landed successfully or crashed, tools, cameras and trash: The Moon is dotted with hundreds of objects as a result of space exploration.

Japan's asteroid probe Hayabusa2 set for final touchdown

2019-07-11 08:20

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe began descending for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system.

Two asteroids to pass extremely close to Earth

2019-07-08 13:25

Two large asteroids are expected to make extremely close passes of Earth over the next couple of days.


SpaceX may 'cannibalise' its first Mars rocket-ship prototype in Elon Musk's race to launch Starship

2019-08-08 08:40

Starhopper is a stubby rocket-ship test vehicle that Elon Musk's company SpaceX built in Texas. But after a few flights, its work may be done.

The death of Neil Armstrong and a $6 million secret

2019-07-26 06:32

When Neil Armstrong died in 2012, it was officially put down to complications arising from heart surgery. But seven years on, more murky circumstances have come to light.

Watch: If Earth spun sideways, extreme winters and summers would doom life as we know it

If Earth's axis tilted to 90 degrees, extreme seasons would cause intense climate change on every continent.

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Elon Musk says he's a big fan of what China is doing in space

2019-07-21 15:59

Elon Musk was responding to an article about China's space station Tiangong-2, which is due to fall to Earth on Friday.

WATCH | Half a century on, moon landing conspiracy theories persist

2019-07-19 11:32

As the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission nears, the question that has excited conspiracy theorists for half a century is still there: Did humans actually set foot on the moon?

Space legend remembers | Trump tweets condemned: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-07-17 06:11

Apollo 'space legends' remember 1969 mission | House votes to 'strongly condemn' Trump tweets; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Russia launches space telescope

2019-07-14 07:00

Russia has launched a space telescope from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, a joint project with Germany intended to replace one it lost in January.

Watch: Meet SpaceBok, a hopping robot that plays ping pong

The robot may change how astronauts explore the Moon.

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Hard soil, big jumps and epiphanies: What it's like on the Moon

2019-07-10 12:38

Twelve American men walked on the Moon between 1969 and 1972, with most describing in great detail their experiences on the dusty, low-gravity world lit by the blinding light of the Sun.

How conspiracy theories followed man to the Moon

2019-07-08 10:36

It was the biggest piece of supposed fake news before the term "fake news" was even invented.

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