Sebastien Clarke

July 16, 2015

See the First Close-Up Photo of Mars Ever Taken

Almost exactly 50 years before the New Horizons probe brought us a new view of Pluto, the world got its first close-up glimpse of Mars. Human beings […]
July 15, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons Pluto mission offers a successful ‘Apollo moment’

Nearly five billion kilometres from Earth, an intrepid space probe has pushed humanity’s yearning to explore the solar system to its most distant milestone yet. Pluto, […]
July 14, 2015

NASA probe braces for first close-up photos of Pluto

As a spacecraft passes Pluto for the first time, the first close-up photos of the relatively unknown dwarf planet will be broadcasted to the world. After […]
July 13, 2015

Why is Pluto no longer a planet?

Nasa’s New Horizons mission will fly past Pluto this week. For more than 70 years, Pluto was one of nine planets recognised in our Solar System. […]
July 12, 2015

New Horizons: Last view of Pluto's spots

Take a good look at the latest picture of Pluto because it shows the face of the dwarf planet that will not be seen during next […]
July 8, 2015

New Horizons: Pluto map shows 'whale' of a feature

It unwraps the visible parts of the sphere on to a flat projection, giving another view of the features that have started to emerge in recent […]
July 7, 2015

New Horizons: Pluto probe 'on course' for flyby

Nasa‘s Pluto probe experienced a fault on Saturday that put it temporarily out of contact with the Earth, as it speeds towards a flyby next week. […]
July 5, 2015

Russian Progress ship launched to International Space Station

A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive […]
July 4, 2015

Pluto: Nasa probe set for fly-past of frozen ‘dwarf planet’

Pluto is so far away (4.8bn km) and so small (about two-thirds the size of the Earth’s moon) that we’ve never had a good look at […]