Chinese rover finds lunar soil could make oxygen and fuel on the moon

Lunar soil collected by the Chang’e 5 rover has been analysed, revealing it could be used…

Search starlight to help astronomers discover new exoplanets

Comb through observations from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite to help find new planets, says Layal…

Send thousands of people to orbit, says space tourist Jared Isaacman

Billionaire who recently flew to orbit says that we should have big ambitions for the near…

Watch Rocket Lab catch a falling rocket with a helicopter

US company Rocket Lab achieved a historic first by catching a rocket falling back to Earth…

Planet-sized telescopes could be possible using quantum technique

Huge networks of interconnected telescopes may run into image-sharpening problems that classical physics can’t handle. Accounting…

Methane emissions from cows spotted from space for the first time

Satellite used to identify California farm as source of methane plumes, marking a new level of…

Space test dummies will measure female radiation risk for first time

Two mannequins designed to represent female bodies will measure radiation exposure on NASA’s Artemis I mission…

Meteorites on Mars may preserve evidence of ancient alien life

When meteorites land on Earth, microbes soon begin colonising them. If Mars once had life, microbes…

Mysterious gamma rays at centre of Milky Way could be from pulsars

A glow of gamma rays from within our galaxy has long puzzled astronomers, but now it…

Exocomets are probably born the same way as comets in our solar system

Observations of comets orbiting the star Beta Pictoris have revealed their range of sizes, which suggest…