China has been the only country to land on the Moon for over 40 years – since the Soviet Luna programme.
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The search for dark matter is at a crossroads. Now, physicists have a new way to tell what the invisible stuff is made of.
November 2 marks 20 years since the first residents arrived on the International Space Station (ISS).
A pair of astronomers is advocating a daring new research program: to turn our widening search for life beyond Earth into a hunt for dark matter.
Our sun's death is a long way off — about 4.5 billion years, give or take — but someday it's going to happen, and what then for our solar system?
These fields are generated thousands of kilometres below the planet’s surface in its liquid core and extend far into space – shielding the atmosphere from harmful solar radiation.
As entrepreneurs spend billions on space, there is a backlash building that holds their projects as icons of extravagance, even as they may help save the Earth. This is the "Elysium effect."
Physicists suggest harnessing the gravitational pull of black holes to create ferocious particle accelerators. The trick? Carefully set everything up so the particles don't get lost forever.
Only eight countries have signed the Artemis Accords, a set of guidelines surrounding the Artemis Program for crewed exploration of the moon.
A recent survey sheds some light on what the mighty Aztecs thought about the rare and wonderful solar eclipses.
Physicists have found a new paradox in quantum mechanics that throws doubt on some common-sense ideas about physical reality.
In many ways, Venus shows us an Earth that could have been; the twin that grew up in a different environment.
While some hazards of spaceflight and the space environment — like G-forces, radiation, vibration and microgravity — are well documented, many risks remain unknown.