Asia Pacific

Launch of China's heavy-lift carrier rocket fails

Rocket carrying 7.5-tonne experimental satellite was to help Beijing launch a lunar probe later this year.

Launch of China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket fails

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.

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.

Science & Technology

China launches first cargo spacecraft

The Tianzhou-1 spacecraft successfully enters orbit taking the country a step closer to building its own space station.

China launches its first unmanned cargo spacecraft

Space

Why space junk is now a 'serious threat'

About 750,000 small discarded objects with explosive force believed to be flying in space in addition to large items.

Experts gather in Germany to debate space debris threat

Science & Technology

Black hole hunters pleased with first attempt

Scientists around the world are working to capture an elusive image of a black hole for the first time ever.

Science & Technology

SpaceX makes history by re-using rocket

The American aerospace company's success marks an important step towards making space travel cheaper.

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

First tourist trip around the moon planned for 2018

SpaceX has announced it plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year.

Science & Technology

A lunar journey: Humanity's missions around the Moon

Elon Musk's private space company SpaceX is planning to send two unnamed tourists around the Moon in 2018.

A lunar journey: Humanity's missions around the Moon

Asia

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

With a single rocket, India successfully put 104 satellites into orbit, breaking the previous record set by Russia.

Opinion

Farewell to the last man to walk on the Moon

Before his death, Gene Cernan threw down the challenge to the next generation to forge the destiny of tomorrow.

Mark Craig

by Mark Craig

Mark Craig

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

Seven months on, lander begins final descent to Mars

European-led space mission to search for signs of life on Red Planet after seven-month journey from Earth.

ESA: Lander begins final descent to Mars

Space

Europe's comet probe ends 12-year mission with crash

Collision with 67P, 720 million km away, marks final bid to gather closer than ever images of the ice-and-rock cluster.