#Space

Beresheet: first privately-funded mission crashes on moon, but its significance is huge

36 mins ago — 5.5 min read

It came so close. It even took a selfie. But with only a few kilometres left to descend, something went wrong and the spacecraft Beresheet veered out of control, taking...

How to Understand the first image of a black hole

1 week ago — 0.5 min read

Astronomers from Radboud University in the Netherlands have captured the first ever image of a black hole. The black hole - located 500 million trillion km away in a distant...

Japanese Space Agency bomb asteroid

2 weeks ago — 1 min read

Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has successfully dropped a cricket-ball sized bomb onto 162173 Ryugu to better understand the origins of our Solar System. At 03:13 am today Hayabusa2 approached the asteroid;...

Sabre engine put through its paces

1 month ago — 2 min read

Reaction Engine's Sabre engine - part jet, part rocket - is set to be put through its paces over the coming months. The hypersonic engine could potentially reduce the trip...

Japan’s moon rover is a … Toyota?

1 month ago — 1 min read

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has revealed it is teaming up with car maker Toyota to create the pressurized vehicle needed to transport two astronauts across 10,000 kilometres of...

It is Rocket Science! SpaceX Dragon 2 set for nail-biting landing

1 month ago — 6.5 min read

SpaceX Dragon 2 set for nail-biting landing – here's the rocket science If all goes to plan, a fiery Dragon will light up the sky over the Atlantic before hopefully...