Opinion

Why discovering new Earth-like planets matters

Seven years ago, no one - even an astronomer - could tell you whether any planets that might be like Earth existed.

Lucianne Walkowicz

by Lucianne Walkowicz

Lucianne Walkowicz

Science & Technology

Seven new Earth-like planets 'best bet' for life

NASA official says discovery gives hint that finding a second Earth is 'just a matter' of time.

Space

US astronaut John Glenn dies at 95

Glenn was credited with reviving US pride after the Soviet Union's early domination of manned space exploration.

Science & Technology

NASA bid to track, study and 'vacuum' ancient asteroid

US space agency launches first mission to retrieve dust from asteroid in hopes of learning more about origins of life.

Space

NASA: Jupiter storms like nothing we've seen before

US space agency releases pictures of first flyby of Juno probe, showing storms unlike any other in the solar system.

NASA: Jupiter storms like nothing we've seen before

Science & Technology

NASA's Juno spacecraft enters Jupiter's orbit

The $1.1bn mission launched five years ago aims to probe the origin of the solar system before it aborts in 2018.

Science & Technology

What living in space does to your body

A spotlight on the physical effects of living in space and time required for recovery from its negative impact.

What living in space does to your body

United States

SpaceX sends inflatable room for astronauts to space

Spaceship carrying lettuce seeds, lab mice and an inflatable pop-up room arrives at International Space Station.

SpaceX sends inflatable room for astronauts to space

Science & Technology

Solar winds stripped Mars' atmosphere, NASA says

Mars may once have supported life but is now cold and dry, and scientists reveal sun likely robbed Mars of atmosphere.

Solar winds stripped Mars' atmosphere, NASA says

Al Jazeera Correspondent

Charlie Duke: Did we really go to the moon?

Astronaut Charlie Duke expresses his frustrations about the moon hoax conspiracy theory.

Al Jazeera Correspondent

Chris Hadfield: 'Space Lullaby'

Watch an exclusive performance by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield - 'Space Lullaby'.

Science & Technology

Alien 'megastructures' on distant star baffle scientist

Strange dimming pattern viewed by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope suggests mass of alien objects, says US researcher.

Alien 'megastructures' on distant star baffle scientist

Al Jazeera Correspondent

Putting Man on the Moon

Al Jazeera's Caroline Radnofsky explores the legacy of her grandfather, the man behind the iconic Apollo 11 space suits.

Science & Technology

NASA: Water found on Mars

Scientists suggest liquid water is forming on contemporary Mars, search for signs of life will follow.

Space

Earth 2.0: NASA finds planet that matches our own

Space agency's Kepler mission finds planet outside solar system that may have volcanoes, oceans and sunshine like Earth.