The International Space Station is now equipped with a new instrument that will help study lightning strikes in detail.
Rather than counting whales from the bow of a ship, researchers have devised a much more efficient method of taking population censuses using satellite imagery.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a star engulfed in a hazy nebula, destined to explode into a supernova one day.
Golden Spike, acompany developing commercial missions to the moon for launch in 2020, has partnered with Honeybee Robotics to design lunar rovers to accompany the manned expeditions.
A new satellite from the European Space Agency should start mapping global forests in 2020, and should help reveal the role of forests in Earth’s climate.