Japan’s space agency (JAXA) is gearing up for its Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, with plans to have a sample from Mars’ moon Phobos return to Earth by 2029.
In November (or early December) of this year, after many excruciating delays, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will finally launch to space.
It’s no secret that a new Space Race has been brewing over the past few years. This time, rather than being a competition between two federal space agencies, the race has more competitors and is more complicated. In addition to more state competitors, there are also commercial space entities vying for positions and lucrative contracts. Add to that a network of public-private partnerships, and you have Space Race 2.0!
FM radio waves reveal a side of the universe invisible to the human eye.
Warmer temperatures near the sun can make sodium on asteroid Phaethon “fizz,” giving it comet-like tail.
Gravity isn’t just a force that keeps things glued together. Through our understanding of general relativity, we know that gravity can make gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space-time.
NASA has called off plans for a spacewalk outside the International Space Station this week due a medical issue with one of the astronauts due to join the excursion, agency officials said Monday (Aug. 23).
Liftoff is at 3:37 a.m. EDT (0837 GMT) so set your alarm or stay up super late!
As parts of the U.S. northeast brace for Hurricane Henri to make landfall in New York today (Aug. 22), astronauts and satellites are tracking the historic storm from space.
Two Chinese astronauts conducted their second spacewalk outside of the country’s new space station on Friday (Aug. 20), installing a range of equipment including a backup air-conditioning unit.
The mission, called OneWeb 9, is scheduled to lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, at 6:13 p.m. EDT (2213 GMT; 3:13 a.m. on Aug. 22 Baikonur time). You can watch it live in the window above, courtesy of Arianespace, or directly via the company’s YouTube page.
Chinese astronomers hope to establish a major observatory program on the roof of the world, the Tibetan Plateau, with new research arguing for pristine observing conditions nestled in the uplands.