NASA

In memory of Neil Armstrong

Explosions in space

A new era (Dreaming of Mars, part 3)

Setting up a permanent base on Mars may no longer be a dream. The plans are already there, we only need funding. Will we reach Mars by 2030?

How do astronauts sleep in space?

After a long day’s work, you’re ready for a good night’s sleep. But it’s a little different if you’re weightless.

Dreaming of Mars, part 2

When the Mariner 9 space probe entered into its orbit around Mars in November 1971, it was met with cheers from the control centre in California, in the US. The probe had been…

1984

Fashion from the stars

Pompeii's guardian: Mount Vesuvius

A view from above

In times of Transit

We’re often told that an event or offer is a “˜once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity, something not  to be missed; and usually that’s just hyperbole. But on June 6 we’ll witness an astronomical event that is…

Is there carbon on Mars?

New research proves that Mars can produce organic carbon.

Supernova remnant

A 400-year-old supernova explosion creates a spectacular scene.

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