Latest news, images, videos and gifs from outer space.

With everyone’s attention always focused on NASA’s Curiosity Rover, let’s not forget China’s groundbreaking Yutu Rover that’s on the Moon right now gathering useful data.

January 5th, 2015|

China is also planning on launching a second rover to join Yutu and take more high-definition pictures of the Moon in 2015.

Space shuttle being carried by a 747 and escorted by two F-18’s.

December 30th, 2014|

Aerospace engineer here. The reason it can fly in this configuration is because of magic.

Massive hurricane on Saturn

December 30th, 2014|

The hurricane is about 20000 miles across, which is about 2.3 times the diameter of the earth. The eye that is in the picture is ~1750 miles across, which is about half the width of USA at the widest.

International Space Station is decorated with stockings for each crew member and a tree.

December 29th, 2014|

How does Santa bring presents to the ISS, does he cooperate with NASA, ESA etc?

International space station in front of the moon

December 27th, 2014|

Isn’t it amazing that we are just little specs on a tiny rock in an infinite universe?

Space – What astronauts actually see on reentry

December 16th, 2014|

This video, based on a lesson delivered to the ESA astronaut class of 2009, explains the experience charmingly—and also, for this earthlubber, somewhat terrifyingly. (It’s also long; for the roller-coaster-y experience, skip ahead to minute 10:07 or so, and watch from there.)

So: You’re in the Soyuz. What does the first contact with Earth’s atmosphere feel like? Here’s […]

Apollo 17 lifted off from the moon 42 years ago today.

December 15th, 2014|

Human beings haven’t travelled beyond low Earth orbit ever since.

Apollo 17 was the eleventh manned space mission in the NASA Apollo programme. It was the first night launch of a U.S. human spaceflight and the sixth and final lunar landing mission. The mission was launched at 12:33 a.m. EST on 7 December 1972, and concluded […]