Nasa probing oxygen mystery on Mars

The oxygen in Martian air is changing in a way that can't currently be explained by known chemical processes.

By Paul Rincon | Nov. 14, 2019 | bbcnews
~9 mins   

Tags: mars space-exploration nasa planets curiosity-rover

5,000 'fibre-optic eyes' to probe Universe's Dark Energy

The most detailed survey of the cosmos aims to shed light on the mysteries of its creation.

By Pallab Ghosh | Oct. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration cosmology

How space affects women and men differently

BBC Radio 5 Live speaks to a space gynaecologist about the impact of space travel on female astronauts.

BBC Science News | Oct. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: astronauts international-space-station space-exploration nasa

European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission

A UK-assembled European spacecraft aims to take the closest ever pictures and movies of the Sun.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: solar-orbiter airbus-group space-exploration nasa european-space-agency

Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: british-antarctic-survey whales space-exploration earth-observation chile

The Russian who could have been first to Moon

Alexei Leonov, who died on Friday, could have been the first human to land on the Moon.

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 14, 2019 | bbcnews
~11 mins   

Tags: soviet-union russia space-exploration the-moon

Europe eyes improved 'space weather' resilience

The Sun's outbursts can disrupt technology on Earth, and Europe needs better protection.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: airbus-group space-exploration european-space-agency

Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

Jupiter had been the "moon king" for some 20 years.

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: astronomy saturn space-exploration jupiter

Elon Musk gives update on Starpship rocket plans

The US entrepreneur says prototype flights of his Moon-Mars rocket system will begin in months.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 29, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: spacex space-exploration elon-musk

Giant planet around tiny star 'should not exist'

The Jupiter-like world is unusually large compared with its host star, challenging existing theories.

By Paul Rincon | Sept. 27, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: astronomy exoplanets space-exploration

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