Following its successful and world-beating trip to the far side of the moon, China is preparing to build a solar power station in space, as the world’s No 2 economy strives to burnish its superpower credentials. With an $8-billion annual budget for its space programme, second only to the US, China is seeking to compete

A massive asteroid believed to measure 280ftin diameter is set to fly past Earth this afternoon at a dizzying speed of 30,422 miles per hour. The asteroid, dubbed 2013 MD8, is expected to skim past Earth at just over 3 million miles away, or about 13 times the distance between Earth and the moon, at 12:55pm (ET)

NASA works on a predictive model that could identify potential problems Scientists are developing  manned mission to Mars.anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off problems that could make or break the US space agency’s future manned mission to Mars. NASA has formalised plans to send a crewed spacecraft to Mars, a

Snow Moon 2019: The full moon today will be closer to earth, will be larger, brighter and will definitely command attention in the sky. It is also called mid-winter moon, hunger moon, mid-winter moon or the hunger moon. NEW DELHI: A super snow moon, mid-winter moon or the hunger moon will cross the skies on Tuesday,

A beautiful image of the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbor provides insight into how stars form. Deep inside a bubble of star birth, the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured an image of a jet of material emitted by a massive young star, the first time such a jet has been observed in visible

It’s official: 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record, scientists at NASA and NOAA confirmed in a report released today (Feb. 6). The report is the latest installment of a yearly analysis that compares the two agencies’ independent global temperature measurements with historical data. Both of those agencies’ datasets are produced purely from observations gathered at ground

Now that the government shutdown is over, federal agencies have finally released an early edition of the World Magnetic Model, almost a full year before the next one was scheduled to be released, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today (Feb. 4). Previously, the World Magnetic Model, which tracks Earth’s roving magnetic north pole,

Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars. The twin CubeSats, nicknamed WALL-E and EVE, shadowed NASA’s InSight lander to Mars last year. As the lander descended to the Martian surface in November, the briefcase-size satellites flew past the red planet, providing real-time updates to

Astronomers have uncovered the true twisted nature of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Until now, the galaxy was generally thought to be a flat spiral consisting of an estimated 250 billion stars. The sun and its planets, including the Earth, occupy an insignificant spot in one of the minor spiral arms. But a new study

Two distant planets collided head-on to create an iron-rich world with nearly 10 times the mass of Earth, astronomers believe. The cosmic crash is the first interplanetary impact to be detected outside the solar system. A similar collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object led to the formation of the moon 4.5 billion years ago,