The European Space Agency will unveil on Wednesday a three-dimensional map of a billion stars in our galaxy that is 1,000 times more complete than anything existing today.
Opinion: SpaceX explosion shows why we must slow down private space exploration until we rewrite law
The recent explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket during a test on a launchpad at Cape Canaveral may have opened a Pandora's box of legal problems previously only discussed with hushed voices in space law circles.
The US space agency counted down Thursday to its first mission to collect dust from an asteroid, the kind of cosmic body that may have delivered life-giving materials to Earth billions of years ago.
Europe's Rosetta spacecraft has finally spotted its tiny lander Philae, thought to be lost forever, stuck in a ditch on the surface of a comet hurtling through space, ground controllers said Monday.
If two galaxies collide, the merging of their central black holes triggers gravitational waves, which ripple throughout space. An international research team involving the University of Zurich has now calculated that this ...
With its sights firmly fixed on Earth, Europe's eye in the sky never saw it coming.
China has unveiled illustrations of a Mars probe and rover it aims to send to the Red Planet at the end of the decade in a mission that faces "unprecedented" challenges, state media said on Wednesday.
Science fiction truly turned into reality in October 1957 when Sputnik was launched – humankind's first step beyond the Earth. Since then, progress has been rapid. A significant number of men and women have now travelled ...
Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed a new technique for taking 3D thermal images of satellites. The technique is being developed for prospective use at the European Space Agency's (ESA) largest ...
Lie on the beach this summer and your body will be bombarded by about sextillion photons of light per second.