Space Exploration

  • The Great Red Spot

    Getting a much closer look than previously.

    On Monday 10 July NASA’s Juno spacecraft swooped over the Great Red Spot, a centuries-old storm on Jupiter that is la...

    Space July 13, 2017
  • What we have learnt by exploring Mars

    Filling in the gaps – but a long way to go.

    The Schiaparelli probe made headlines in October 2016 when it crash-landed on Mars. It wasn’t a disaster, though, it ...

    Space Exploration April 4, 2017
  • How rockets and boosters work

    Where does this power come from?

    Three, two, one, liftoff! A spacecraft blasts from the launch pad, propelled by the massive thrust generated by its r...

    Technology January 31, 2017
  • How do spacesuits keep astronauts safe?

    The freezing cold and radiation make space dangerous.

    When it’s time to venture outside, astronauts on the international space station first don one of two types of spaces...

    Technology December 21, 2016
  • The Buzz about Mars

    Apollo veteran Buzz Aldrin is a Mars mission enthusiast.

    Astronaut and author Buzz Aldrin had hardly settled back on Earth in 1969 when he was advocating expanding the space ...

    Space Exploration November 23, 2015
  • Cassini begins close-up flyby of Enceladus

    NASA begins it’s look at Saturn’s moon.

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft today begins the first of three close encounters with Saturn's moon Enceladus with images e...

    Space Exploration October 14, 2015
  • All set for our first comet landing

    It may answers questions of the origins of our solar system.

    For an event intended to celebrate a scientific milestone, the January gathering inside the European Space Agency’s c...

    Space April 7, 2014
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