Tag: Space Exploration
‘Little lander that could’ awakes on a comet
Six months ago, the Philae lander made a miraculous landing on the surface of a distant comet. Now, after six months of hibernation, it has awoken. Why do we find this story so inspiring?
Comet-chasing probe ‘wakes’ for final mission
The Rosetta space probe came back online yesterday after a long hibernation. It will now try to deploy a lander onto a comet hurtling at extreme, unimaginable speeds towards the Sun.
China moon landing signals new age of exploration
The Chinese robot Jade Rabbit has become the first rover to make tracks on the moon in 42 years. With China planning a permanent lunar base, is this the start of a new space age?
Billionaires unveil plan to mine platinum in space
Film director James Cameron and Google founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin have joined other super-rich investors in backing a bold new venture: to hunt for precious metals among the stars.
US to launch most powerful rocket ever
Forty-two years after man first set foot on the moon, there's still much to explore in space. But in a time of economic difficulty, should we still be reaching for the stars?