A computer generated handout image released by the European Space Agency shows the impact of the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) projectile on the binary asteroid system (65803) Didymos. Credit: ESA/AFP For decades, scientists have known that in near-Earth space there are thousands of comets and asteroids that periodically cross […]

Lung-tissue samples grown on the International Space Station, which have just arrived back on Earth, could help researchers understand how space travel affects breathing. Little is known about how conditions in space affect astronauts’ lungs, according to Joaquin Cortiella, director of the Lab of Tissue Engineering and Organ Regeneration of […]

Artist’s impression of the ESA–NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO, with the Sun as seen by the satellite’s extreme-ultraviolet imaging telescope on 14 September 1999. Credit: Spacecraft image: ESA/ATG medialab; Sun image: SOHO (ESA & NASA) The sun’s recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, […]