Inside Story

Is the US looking for war in space?

Washington has announced the creation of a new armed space force by 2020.

Space

NASA probe blasts off to study sun at close range

Parker Solar Probe is the fastest spacecraft ever flying 700,000kph and will conduct unprecedented research on the star.

Science & Technology

NASA robot finds 'building blocks for life' on Mars

The data was collected through drilling into the lowest point of the red planet's gale crater.

NASA robot finds 'building blocks for life' on Mars

Science & Technology

NASA launches Mars-bound craft to study quakes

Mars lander designed to listen for 'Marsquakes' before eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet.

Space

NASA to launch mission to find 20,000 new exoplanets

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will analyse about 200,000 stars and is expected to find thousands of new planets.

NASA to launch satellite looking for 20,000 new exoplanets

Space

Defunct Chinese space station set to crash on Earth

Abandoned Chinese space station expected to hit Earth's atmosphere within hours after contact lost in 2016.

China's Tiangong-1 space station set to crash on Earth

Space

Astronomers discover 'impossible' galaxy without dark matter

The observation raises questions on how galaxies are formed in the first place.

Astronomers discover 'impossible' galaxy without dark matter

Science & Technology

Elon Musk: Rocket core's ocean crash for blooper reel

Centre core of Falcon Heavy rocket hit water at 480 km/h and took out two engines of ocean landing pad, Musk says.

Space

Space exploration 'pioneer' John Young dies aged 87

Young landed on the moon in 1972 and was the commander of the first space shuttle flight.

US astronaut John Young dies aged 87

Weather

El Nino contributes to new high in CO2 levels

NASA study confirms El Nino's affect on climate change, adding to the impacts of human activities.

El Nino contributes to new high in CO2 levels

Science & Technology

NASA crew complete 8-month simulated voyage to Mars

Research group emerges from isolation in Hawaii as part of study on psychological impacts of long-term space travel.

A simulated voyage to Mars: Crew emerges from isolation

Science & Technology

Fiery end to Cassini's Saturn mission

Launched 20 years ago to circle Saturn, spacecraft runs out of fuel as expected after journey of 7.9 billion kilometres.

NASA

Goodbye, Cassini

The only spacecraft ever to orbit Saturn has dived into the gas giant, ending its 20-year-long mission.

Goodbye, Cassini

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One giant leap that changed mankind

The astronauts in Apollo 11 were the first humans that set foot on the Moon. This is how their journey changed humanity.

One giant leap that changed mankind

Science & Technology

'Not alone': NASA finds 10 planets that could have life

Space telescope finds 10 new planets outside our solar system that could potentially have liquid water and support life.