This week, we're celebrating World Space Week (#WSW16). Today we're focussing on Gaia, the mission that will examine the Milky Way in unprecedented 3D detail, mapping stars and their movements.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Hinode’s launch, a satellite which observes the Sun’s activity in high resolution.
The Sun. It’s that great big ball of fire in the sky. But what did it ever do for us?
Today (Friday 29 April) Tim Peake controlled a Mars rover at Airbus’ Mars yard in Stevenage from onboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Space Bugs: no, not a 1960s B movie – it’s the latest and final in the Open University’s series of 60 second explainers on microgravity, narrated by David Mitchell.
The latest of the Open University’s excellent 60 Second Adventures in Microgravity tackles research using bed rest.
This week the OU released the first of four new videos funded by the UK Space Agency, called 60 Second Adventures in Microgravity, which you can see here: We’re really proud of these videos, which nicely manage the balancing act …
This image of the Hellas Basin was taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express later last year (6 December 2016).
Today marks the anniversary of NASA's Swift satellite, which rode to orbit aboard a Delta II rocket on November 20, 2004. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most powerful explosions in the universe. These bursts are thought to be connected to …
The countdown is on for the launch of Europe’s LISA Pathfinder (LPF) spacecraft.