Engineering Space

Space junk: Astronomers worry as private companies push ahead with satellite launches

3 months ago — Long Read

Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, the lower orbit around the Earth has become an increasingly congested environment with more than 2,200 satellite launches to date. Those satellites...

The Sun: study shows it’s less active than sibling stars – here’s what that could mean

3 months ago — Quick Read

All stars emit varying amounts of light over time – and the Sun is no exception. Such changes in starlight can help us understand how habitable any planets around other...

Spacecraft brings aging satellite back to life

4 months ago — Long Read

In an (out of?) the world first a spacecraft has returned an ageing satellite back into service.

NASA Eyes Far Side of Moon for Giant Radio Telescope

4 months ago — Quick Read

NASA believes that a radio telescope on the far side of the Moon might be perfect for alien hunting. NASA has announced it is funding research for a giant radio...

NASA successfully deploys the James Webb Telescope’s HUGE mirror

4 months ago — Quick Read

The successor to Hubble - NASA's James Webb Space Telescope - has been successfully tested for the very first time.

Did Earth’s just get a new ‘moon’?

5 months ago — Quick Read

Earth's got a new 'moon' – here's what to expect The Earth currently has two moons - but they won’t look like this in the sky. Author provided The Minor...