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 […]
July 2, 2015

How SpaceX’s launch failure is also a measure of success

SpaceX’s rocket explosion marks a setback for U.S. spaceflight, but it also represents an industry unafraid to push the envelope. As the countdown clock wound down […]
June 30, 2015

SpaceX blast snarls launch schedule as weather satellite delayed

Dallas: SpaceX’s loss of a Falcon 9 rocket in a midair fireball spurred the postponement of the company’s next mission, lofting a weather satellite designed to monitor […]