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

Science & Technology

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.

Ramadan 2017

Look up, the moon tells you which day of Ramadan it is

See what the moon looks like today, based on scientific calculations using NASA pictures.

Look up, the moon tells you which day of Ramadan it is

Science & Technology

NASA's Cassini poised to dive beneath Saturn's rings

The dives will also be the unmanned spacecraft's swansong as its mission will end in a 'death plunge' in September 2017.

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.