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Exploring Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun and orbits it every 224 Earth days. It rotates the opposite way to the other planets. The second brightest natural object in our night sky, it is bright enough to be visible … Continued

The Apollo Program

The Apollo Program The trailblazing NASA missions that took us to the Moon In the late 1950s, the US and the Soviet Union were racing to reach a major milestone in spaceflight: put humans on the Moon then return them … Continued

Warm Neptune HAT-26b

There’s a warm Neptune?

Find out about an exoplanet that is remarkably similar to the ice giant in our solar system but just a little bit hotter

Animal astronauts

Meet Laika – the first animal in orbit – and the other 9 space pioneering species that paved the way for human spaceflight.

zombie stars

Zombie stars

Meet these hardy survivors of supernovas

Meet the space courier

Is pesky gravity holding your research down? NanoRacks is the commercial space concierge that can help your experiments become out of this world – literally.

The final voyage of Rosetta

The famous spacecraft is sending us close-up images of the 67P comet as it flies on a climactic collision course with the comet’s surface.

Why can’t we live on Venus?

Ever wondered why we can’t just move to our closest neighbour? We’ve got the answer for you right here

What do we know about alien worlds?

The universe is full of diverse worlds very different to our own. If you like the idea of exploring space, this is the article for you.

Do we live in a parallel universe?

Is our universe just one of an infinite number of multiverses? Is there such thing as a parallel universe? Learn a bit more on this controversial scientific debate.