Space Exploration News

Rocket and lunar experiments involving graphene are informing space exploration

The Rashid Rover's graphene-coated wheels will move across the Moon's surface to see if they can protect spacecraft against harsh conditions.

First galaxies determined by non-detection of key signal

Researchers have been able to make some observations about the first galaxies to exist by using data from India’s SARAS3 radio telescope. 

Astrophysicists hunt for ways to observe the second-closest supermassive black hole

The supermassive black hole is a behemoth that is three million times the mass of the Sun, hosted by the dwarf galaxy Leo I.

Study of ‘polluted’ white dwarfs reveals interesting facts about planet formation

A team of astronomers has found that planet formation in our young solar system started much earlier than previously thought.

New discovery challenges formation theory of gamma-ray bursts

New research led by the University of Bath has unveiled that gamma-ray bursts may sometimes be formed by new-born supramassive stars.

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CUA polymer-fibre satellite micropropulsion systems readying for launch

CU Aerospace is preparing to launch a series of innovative micropropulsion systems for flight on satellites in the near future. Champaign-Urbana Aerospace (CUA) has developed...

Capturing a Universal understanding from James Webb Space Telescope Images

Dr Massimo Robberto, an AURA Observatory Scientist from the Space Telescope Science Institute, details the galactic journey to capture the first breathtaking James Webb...

Using software technologies to enable spacecraft trajectory optimisation

Dr Ryne Beeson, Senior Scientist at CU Aerospace, shares new and enabling capabilities optimising the design of spacecraft trajectories to achieve mission objectives. The advent...

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Artemis I: A mission to the Moon

As NASA's first Artemis mission to the Moon prepares to launch, ESA's Philippe Deloo explores the organisation's involvement in the mission.

Could distant planets be fit for human habitation?

In the midst of Earth's climate crisis, scientists have analysed whether distant planets may be suitable for human habitation.

New discovery could reduce the number of potentially habitable planets

Potentially habitable planets might be rarer than we think due to the discovery of an Earth-like planet with no atmosphere.

Space radiation experiment reveals dangers of human space flights

An experiment performed onboard the ISS has revealed the potential dangers posed by space radiation during human space flights.

Astrophysicists make exciting discovery about radio signals in black holes

A research team led by Tohoku University have confirmed the presence of plasma loading mechanism within black holes.

Exploring the formation of volcanic exoplanets 

A group of Cornell researchers have modelled and synthesised lava in the laboratory to discover how volcanic exoplanets are formed. 

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