Lasers may be the weapon in choice in sci-fi space movies but they are also a staple of everyday life – as well as an important tool for real-life space missions by the European Space Agency.
The next great space observatory took a step closer this week when ESA signed the contract with Arianespace that will see the James Webb Space Telescope launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou in ...
After a comet for Halloween, another Earthly holiday will be marked by a visit from a celestial body—this time a large asteroid zipping past on Christmas Eve, astronomers said Thursday.
Michael Daly, a York University researcher, is the lead scientist on a laser altimeter that will map the surface and create a 3D model of the asteroid Bennu during a NASA mission launching in 2016.
Space research and exploration reaches across Earth's borders and boundaries, relying on collaboration between nations, disciplines and institutions.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) successfully launched two satellites: a climate monitoring and navigation satellite, and the university's first satellite with a commercial payload.
NASA technology is all around us, turning trash into oil, saving women from a deadly complication of childbirth, and putting the bubbles in beer.
Europe on Thursday launched another two satellites for its multi-billion-euro Galileo sat-nav system, a rival to America's GPS, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
This month, the NASA-funded FORTIS sounding rocket—short for Far-ultraviolet Off Rowland-circle Telescope for Imaging and Spectroscopy—will launch from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to investigate the properties ...
Two satellites designed and built by students, researchers and faculty from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have been successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, ...