A small moon orbiting just outside Saturn’s rings has been added to the growing list of places beyond Earth that have oceans and prospects for
Europe’s Mars rovers have a new playground in which to crawl and climb, as they prepare for a mission that will drill down into the Martian surface
CCTV filmed from the car park of a fishing-bait buisiness in New Brunswick captured the moment a fireball briefly illuminates Canada’s skies.
NASA’s Asteroid Data Hunter contest series will offer $35,000, about 25,000 euro, in awards over the next six months to citizen scientists who
A space-based observatory to search for planets orbiting alien stars has been selected today as ESA’s third medium-class science mission. It is
A gigantic asteroid has whizzed ‘close’ to Earth – around a year after another exploded over Russia, injuring hundreds of people.
The space rock
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is continuing its traverse toward enticing science destinations after climbing over a dune spanning a gap in a
Australian astronomers have found the oldest known star in the universe, a discovery that may help to resolve a long-standing discrepancy between
At Rosetta main mission control, they held their breath, and then came the climax they’d all been waiting for: a pulse!
‘Comet central’ at the
It’s the moment space scientists have been waiting for for nearly a decade.
If all goes to plan, the Rosetta spacecraft, launched nearly ten years
The Quadrantid Meteor Shower, the first meteor shower in 2014, started on December 28, 2013 but will peak on January 3.
The meteor shower will
We are right in the middle of a new kind of space race, one in which the heavens above our heads have become a stage for all kinds of exploits, both
The Geminid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity.
Some shooting stars will be visible each night from 7 Dec to 16 Dec, but the
A new video has been released that shows the moon and Earth as we have never seen them before. The images, sent by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, recorded
For most of us, the sky is the limit. However, for astronauts no such restriction exists, the whole galaxy is within their reach. For Professor
It’s being billed as “the billion star surveyor.”
The European Space Agency’s space observatory, Gaia, is about to embark on a mission to measure
NASA has released this stunning image of Saturn – taken by its Cassini spacecraft.
The agency capitalised on a rare opportunity to photograph the
It has spawned a host of songs from crooners to alternative rock bands. One of the best loved chocolate bars in the United Kingdom is named after it
Analysis of Martian soil by NASA’s ongoing Mars Curiosity rover turned up a surprising amount of water, as well as a chemical that will make a search
The 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has received more outstanding pictures than ever before.
The competition, which is run by
For the first time since exoplanets, or planets around stars other than the sun, were discovered almost 20 years ago, X-ray observations have
Two tiny moons orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto finally have new names: Styx and Kerberos.
The International Astronomical Union, the organization
Buzz Aldrin is one of the original men on the Moon. In July 1969 he and Neil Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface for the first time, taking a