The international SWOT mission will view Earth’s ocean and surface water on land with unprecedented clarity. The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite arrived at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, where teams will begin final preparations for the spacecraft’s launch in December on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Center-4 East. SWOT is […]
Image credit: NASA The next steps in exploring and using space for the benefit of European citizens were this week on the agenda at ESA’s Council meeting in ESA/ESTEC, the Netherlands on 14 and 15 June. The possibility of the first-ever European astronaut to set foot on the Moon, a telecommunication satellite for lunar exploration […]
New data suggest an object known as Kamoʻoalewa was shorn off the moon by a meteor impact before becoming a quasi-satellite of our planet.
It’s time to find other planets like Earth and understand if we’re truly alone in the universe.
Planet formation was likely even messier and more complicated than most scientists would care to admit, according to new research led by researchers at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet delivers a knockout image from the ISS cupola.
The ‘Overview Effect’ Forever Changes Some Astronauts’ Attitudes Towards Earth—But You Don’t Need to Go to Space to Experience It
The best way to appreciate the planet fully is to leave the planet entirely. The further you get from the Earth, the more the Overview Effect asserts itself.