Scientists have found evidence of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars well suited to support microbial life.
A Chinese-Brazilian satellite failed to reach its planned orbit and likely fell back to Earth, Brazil's Ministry of Science said.
The Indian Space Research Organisation has worked to keep import costs low by designing most of the parts for its programme.
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The day after Nelson Mandela died, a star in the Centaurus constellation flared up.
An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket developed by Space Exploration Technologies blasted off to put its first commercial satellite into orbit.
Exciting time for youthful scientists working on instruments studying the universe, writes John Yeld.
The Square Kilometre Array school is training a new generation of astronomers to work with data from the world’s largest telescope.
The last vestiges of Comet ISON are fading from view after a sizzlingly close encounter with the sun, scientists said.
If all goes smoothly, the rover will conduct geological surveys and search for natural resources after it touches down on the moon.
The spacecraft successfully entered the second phase of its journey that could see the country win Asia's race to the Red Planet.
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