BepiColombo may be able to search for signs of life as it passes Venus

The BepiColombo spacecraft is about to pass by Venus on its way to Mercury, and the…

How to spot a Starlink satellite in the night sky

There are hundreds of SpaceX satellites in the sky. A successful sighting just requires a bit…

NASA to film an Estée Lauder ad in space as the ISS opens for business

NASA is trying to turn the ageing International Space Station into a hub for commerce and…

Life on Venus? Everything you need to know about the big discovery

Space and physics reporter Leah Crane answers New Scientist readers’ questions on the recent finding of…

Have we spotted alien life floating in the clouds of Venus?

Strange gas in the clouds of Venus cannot be explained by any known non-biological formation mechanism,…

Space Dogs review: A dog's-eye view of how Laika could have lived

Space Dogs follows the story of Laika, the first living being to orbit Earth, and imagines…

Dark matter in galaxy clusters is behaving oddly and we don't know why

Galaxies are so massive that they bend light around them, which happens 10 times more often…

Anousheh Ansari interview: Why everyone should see Earth from space

The X Prize Foundation CEO on her unique experience as the first self-funded woman to fly…

US Air Force 'chameleon' satellites can be reconfigured in orbit

Most satellites are launched with fix hardware and software that can’t be changed, but the US…

This 3.2 gigapixel cauliflower is the largest photograph ever taken

To test the sensors in the largest digital camera ever built, scientists at the SLAC National…