SpaceX is launching 60 satellites to start its global internet scheme

On Thursday, SpaceX will launch 60 spacecraft on a single rocket to start a planned fleet…

By Jupiter! How the solar system’s giant made Earth ripe for life

An audacious mission circling Jupiter’s poles is probing the planet’s deepest mysteries – including how it…

High Life’s sex and black holes sci-fi intrigues without satisfying

High Life, a sci-fi tale of black holes, redemption and sex, intrigues while leaving big questions…

The young sun spun slowly, which could explain why we are here

The makeup of the moon shows that the young sun rotated slower than other similar stars,…

Pluto has an underground ocean kept warm by a layer of gassy ice

Pluto may harbour an ocean that’s kept liquid by an extra layer of gas molecules trapped…

China's rover peeks under the crust of the far side of the moon

China’s Yutu 2 rover on the far side of the moon has found material from deep…

We need to rediscover the wonder of space exploration to save Earth

Going into space invites us to consider our position as the dominant species on a fragile…

Working hypothesis: From deepfake Dali to black toothpaste

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Selfish motives must not imperil the new space age

As Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Donald Trump rush to return people to space, we need…

Inside the new space race: Who’ll be the first back to the moon?

Nations from the US to China and companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX are vying to…