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

Nasa illustration of solar storm

Solar super storm: near miss threatened life as we know it

Briefing Thu 24 Jul, AT 16:05

Space storm that narrowly missed Earth would have had a 'catastrophic effect' costing $2 trillion

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