Cork-coated spacecraft to be chucked out of the ISS for re-entry test

A spacecraft designed to study re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere has a nose coated in cork, a…

Astronomy group finds Starlink satellites will have 'negative impact'

The International Astronomical Union has concluded a review of satellite mega constellations such as SpaceX’s Starlink…

NASA missions may go to Venus or our solar system’s strangest moons

NASA has selected four potential future missions to visit Jupiter’s fiery moon Io, Neptune’s icy moon…

Mars may have formed 15 million years later than we thought

Young Mars may have endured a series of huge collisions that smashed its mantle, throwing off…

Jupiter is wetter than we thought, which helps explain how it formed

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has found that Jupiter contains more water than measured by its predecessor, Galileo,…

We’ve finally spotted a pattern in mysterious radio blasts from space

Strange, powerful blasts of radio waves from space called fast radio bursts sometimes flash repeatedly, but…

Pluto's icy nitrogen heart makes its atmosphere spin backwards

Every day on Pluto, nitrogen puffs out the icy world’s heart-shaped plain into the atmosphere, and…

Legal action could be used to stop Starlink ruining telescope images

A group of astronomers has called for legal action to stop the launch of thousands of…

Legal action could be used to stop Starlink affecting telescope images

A group of astronomers has called for legal action to stop the launch of thousands of…

Weird clumps of air that disrupt radio signals found on Mars

In our atmosphere, strange dense patches of charged air sometimes bounce radio waves around and disrupt…