#Space

New study springs a surprise – Venus really could harbour life!

2 months ago — Quick Read

Earth’s sister planet, Venus, has not been regarded as a high priority in the search for life. Its surface temperature of around 450°C is thought to be hostile to even...

Why are there so many Mars Missions blasting off this year?

4 months ago — Deep Dive

Mars 2020: the hunt for life on the red planet is about to get serious Illustration of NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech Next spring is going to be a...

Everything you need to know about the UAE Mars mission

4 months ago — Quick Read

UAE Mars mission: extraordinary feat shows how space exploration can benefit small nations The United Arab Emirates (UAE) successfully launched its Mars mission dubbed “Al Amal”, or “Hope”, from the...

Have you got what it takes to become an astronaut in the new era of human spaceflight?

6 months ago — Deep Dive

Millions of people watched breathlessly as astronauts for the first time successfully travelled to the International Space Station (ISS) in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew...

Astronomers worry as private companies push ahead with satellite launches

6 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...

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

6 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...