Scientists suspect there’s ice hiding on the Moon, and a host of missions from the US and beyond are searching for it
Some dark craters on the Moon are never exposed to light − ice could be hiding in these permanently shadowed regions.
Many proposals have been made since the dawn of the Space Age to transform Mars into a second home for humanity.
Only "a small handful cannot be immediately identified as known human-made or natural phenomena," according to the report.
Returning to the Moon can benefit commercial, military and political sectors – a space policy expert explains
NASA's Artemis program aims to return humans to the Moon, with the first human landing currently scheduled for 2025.
Venus is a hostile world. Its atmosphere contains sulphuric acid and the surface temperatures is hot enough to melt lead.
Ultimately we have the technology to make a lunar base viable, but no amount of innovation can completely negate the risks involved.
Recent advances in making artificial photosynthesis may well be key to surviving and thriving away from Earth.
The technological gap between us and Mars is far smaller than it was for the Moon programme in the 1960s.
It's all about travelling to the places where life might be. This could be Mars, Jupiter's moon, Europa, or Saturn's moon.
Technological advances have opened access to space and enabled it to assume an important role in supporting global sustainability.