Space Exploration News

Research suggest airborne dust can increase a planet’s ‘habitable zone’

Scientists from the University of Exeter have suggested that the presence of airborne dust on planets could expand the range of their stars’ ‘habitable...

Innovation in space: the private sector’s role in the 2020 space race

As the industry becomes more commercialised, funding for the space sector is set to increase – could this be the start of a new...

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully docks on International Space Station

On Sunday, 31 May, US Senator Ted Cruz announced the successful docking of the second demonstration (Demo-2) mission of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. For the first...

Astronomers discover a new nearby Earth-like planet

An international team of astronomers have discovered the existence of an Earth-like planet orbiting the closest star in the solar system, Proxima Centauri. As published...

Researchers identify ‘bright burst’ as a fast blue optical transient

Researchers have discovered that a previously unidentified ‘bright burst’ is in fact a fast blue optical transient located in a tiny galaxy 500 million...

New study to develop the world’s largest astronomical telescope

The European Union has funded a new design study of the world's largest sub-millimetre astronomical telescope. The study, named Towards an Atacama Large Aperture Submillimeter...

Solar One – a concept for interstellar travel

J. Gouw outlines the idea for Solar One – a concept for manned interstellar travel proposed by astronomer Alberto Caballero. In 2015, the Planetary Society,...

£1.2m research grant awarded to further understanding of the Sun

A team of scientists from Northumbria University have been awarded a research grant to advance human understanding of the...

Astronomers use infrared interferometry to study planet-forming disks

Using infrared interferometry, astronomers have successfully captured fifteen images of the inner rims of planet-forming disks. Discovered by an international team of researchers, these planet-forming...

New mathematical model for predicting the temperatures of exoplanets

Astronomers from Cornell University have improved a mathematical model to accurately predict the temperatures of exoplanets from solar systems hundreds of light-years away. The newly...

Discussing innovation in the space sector with the European Commission

The Innovation Platform met with the Director General of the European Commission’s DG CONNECT in Brussels to discuss innovation in the space sector. The 12th...

23,000 space objects and counting

The Innovation Platform speaks to ESA Director of Operations Rolf Densing about deorbiting space debris to avoid overcrowding in space. In almost 60 years of...

Space Exploration

This section on space exploration focuses on the developments made from man’s journey through space, while also reporting on studies and research that involves the use of unmanned space vehicles.

Relying greatly on space technology, space exploration leans on various scientific disciplines.
Here you can find all the latest research and discovery in the field of space exploration.