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Mobile phones sim cards

US and British spies 'hacked world's largest sim card maker'

One-Minute Read
Fri 20 Feb, AT 10:57

Hack gave GCHQ and NSA access to billions of calls and mobile data, according to new Snowden leak

Asteroid

Giant asteroid 2004 BL86 to buzz Earth in celestial 'near miss'

Briefing
Mon 26 Jan, AT 14:43

Don't panic: the asteroid will miss us by a comfortable 745,000 miles – but nothing will get closer until 2027

SpaceX test flight: can a rocket be landed back on Earth?

Briefing
Thu 8 Jan, AT 10:31

Mission will be like 'trying to balance a rubber broomstick on your hand in the middle of a wind storm'

Leap second to be added in June: will it cause havoc?

Briefing
Wed 7 Jan, AT 12:41

Extra second needed this summer to allow atomic time to synchronise with the Earth's rotation

United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion spacecraft

Orion: Nasa's 'Mars ship' set for test mission

One-Minute Read
Thu 4 Dec, AT 10:55

Maiden flight of capsule that could help humans reach the Red Planet heralded as a 'landmark moment'

Black marble: Nasa images of earth at night

Six days of darkness: Nasa intervenes, but no sign of blackout

One-Minute Read
Tue 16 Dec, AT 10:29

Rumours circulating online suggested that a massive solar storm would lead to six days of darkness this month

Hanger One

Google takes the next step into space exploration

One-Minute Read
Wed 12 Nov, AT 12:24

The tech giant has leased an airfield from Nasa as the space agency tries to reduce its footprint on earth

Viral videos with 5by: adorable shaking puppies

Video
Fri 31 Oct, AT 15:26

Five of the best viral videos of the week, hand-picked by our video partner 5by

Nasa rocket exploded

Nasa rocket explodes seconds after lift-off – video

Video
Wed 29 Oct, AT 09:32

Cargo rocket carrying supplies for astronauts on the International Space Station bursts into flames

Life in space? Russian cosmonauts think they've found it

One-Minute Read
Fri 22 Aug, AT 10:22

Russia's space agency says it has discovered sea plankton in space – but Nasa isn't convinced

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