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An excavating team in Argentina have unearthed a rock weighing over 30 tonnes it is thought could be one of the world’s largest meteorites.
After nearly two years missing in action, Rosetta's small lander Philae has finally been located in a shadowed spot on the comet 67-P - also known as Churyumov Gerasimenko - just three weeks before th
A mysterious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope was probably not sent by aliens but astronomers in California are checking it out, anyway.
Six scientists have emerged from a solar-powered dome on a Hawaiian volcano having completed a year-long experiment mimicking life on Mars.
Just 40 trillion kilometres away – not so far in astronomical terms – a potentially habitable planet has been found by scientists.
NASA is counting down to their OSIRIS-REx mission (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer), aimed at bringing samples back from a near-Earth…
Richard Branson’s dream of commercial space tourism is a step closer to reality.
Is it possible to produce food to eat and air to breathe while in space?
A three member multinational crew has blasted off from Kazakhstan on the debut flight of a next generation Russian Soyuz capsule, headed for the International Space…
NASA scientists have been celebrating confirmation of the arrival of the Juno probe at Jupiter.
It is fingers crossed time at NASA as the Juno spacecraft enters a crucial phase of its Jupiter mission.
Russia’s space agency has been left red faced, after a last-minute technical hitch forced it to delay the inaugural launch of a Soyuz rocket from its
Beating off bears or bringing the secrets of the universe into primary schools; just two of the challenges astronomers face when passing on their knowledge to the next generation of stargazers.
An asteroid thought to be up to 50 metres in diameter is expected to make a close shave with our planet on Saturday, but scientists are not sure just how close
A rocket carrying an astronomy observation satellite has been successfully launched from southern Japan. ASTRO-H is equipped with four telescopes
Europe has launched a satellite it is hoped will help predict climate change patterns as well as improve everyday weather forecasting. The
The detection of gravitational waves by LIGO observatory in the US opens up a new chapter in astronomy.
As the scientific world and enthusiasts marvel at the validation of Albert Einstein’s theory of the existence of gravitational waves. What practical
In a landmark discovery for studying the cosmos, researchers have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time which
A bus driver in India has become the first recorded victim of a meteorite strike, according to the local government. Authorities in the southern
A team of planetary geologists in Westen Australia are using latest the camera technology in the hunt for meteorites that fall to earth. The
A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a three-man international crew, including Britain’s first ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut, Tim Peake, blasted
Belgian ESA astronaut Frank De Winne is one of the few people who's seen what planet Earth looks like as a whole during his six months on the ISS.
The Copernicus programme is an EU system providing Earth observation data and information. It delivers operational data on a free, full and open
The ALMA observatory located in Chile’s Atacama Desert is to join with observatories from all over the world to create a telescope that can identify