Space

India plans to launch first manned space mission by 2022

In a speech marking Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says 'India will unfurl the tricolor in space' soon.

India plans to launch first manned space mission by 2022

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.

Weather

Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century turns moon blood red

The reddish appearance of the lunar surface is due to rays of sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere.

Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century turns moon blood red

Science & Technology

Underground lake with liquid salt water found on Mars

Finding liquid water on the red planet is seen as one of the most important aspects for life on Mars.

Science & Technology

Astronomers find 10 new moons around Jupiter, including 'oddball'

Scientists discovered 10 new moons orbiting Jupiter, the planet now has more moons than any other planet.

Astronomers find 10 new moons around Jupiter, including 'oddball'

Africa

S Africa launches world's biggest super radio telescope

The SKA will become operational by 2030 and explore exploding stars, black holes and traces of the universe's origins.

South Africa launches powerful new telescope

Science & Technology

Spacecraft launched to remove dangerous space junk

The RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft will do several tests in an attempt to find a solution to the growing problem of space junk.

Spacecraft launched to remove dangerous space junk

Opinion

Trump's astronomically misguided 'space force'

Plans to create a US 'space force' will take global militarisation to another level.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Science & Technology

NASA's Opportunity rover falls silent

Opportunity has fallen silent as a gigantic dust storm envelops Mars and blots out the sun.

NASA's Opportunity rover falls silent

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.

Angola

Angola loses first satellite four months after launch

Russia, which build the defective AngoSat-1, will construct a new satellite, scheduled to be launched in 2020.

Angola's first satellite defunct four months after launch

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

China

Tiangong-1 crash preludes China's massive space ambitions

Shunned by the US' space programme, China is investing heavily in its own technologies, revealing huge ambition.

 Tiangong-1 crash preludes China's massive space ambitions

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