Nasa’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead – 15 years after it landed on the Red Planet.
Jeff Bezos’s rocket company, Blue Origin, has launched Nasa experiments into space on a brief test flight. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from west Texas, hoisting a capsule containing the experiments.
After becoming the first country in the world to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, China is planning four more missions to get samples back before studying the feasibility of a lunar research base.
China landed a probe on the far side of the moon last Thursday with remarkably little fanfare, yet the feat is one giant leap for a nation that’s long been regarded as an also-ran in the space race.
China has set the Chang’e 4 lander and rover down on the far side of the moon using a downward-looking camera and hazard avoidance software as it slowed its descent using retrorockets.
The first high-resolution images of a 34km tall snowman-shaped object that lies a billion miles beyond Pluto have been released by Nasa.
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Nasa’s Voyager 2 has become only the second human-made object to reach the space between stars. Nasa said on Monday that Voyager 2 exited the region of the sun’s influence last month.
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America’s next moon landing will be made by private companies, not Nasa. Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine announced on Thursday that nine US companies will compete in delivering experiments to the lunar surface.