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
An astronomer studying archived images of Neptune taken by the Hubble Space Telescope has found a 14th moon orbiting the planet, NASA said on
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
June 2 is World UFO Day, when people are invited to get together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects.
In the past there were two
An unmanned Russian rocket carrying three navigation satellites has crashed to earth. A state-run television station captured the moment. Within
More than 10,000 asteroids and comets that can pass near Earth have now been discovered. The 10,000th near-Earth object, asteroid 2013 MZ5, was first
Europe’s off to Mars – again.
Why? We asked Olivier Witasse, Mars Express Project Scientist with the European Space Agency: “If there was life
Scientists have traced a unique new map of the first light of the universe, and raised profound questions about the Big Bang. The image of the cosmic
Alex Taylor: While some Europeans are drowning in an economic nightmare, others – to paraphrase Oscar Wilde – are looking at the stars. In Europe we
Where does life come from?
Are we really just stardust?
And is there life elsewhere than on this planet?
A new form of science poses all these
In May 25, 2012 the first commercial spacecraft berthed with the International Space Station.
A private company achieved something only national
It can be called the morning or evening star, depending on where you are or what time it is, but it is anything but a star; in fact it is one of our
Mercury has always been something of a puzzle for planetary scientists. Its close position to the Sun means it is very difficult to observe, but now
After 520 days of total isolation in a mock spaceship, the Mars 500 crew were reunited with their loved ones in the outside world.
In this edition
The European cargo spacecraft ATV, is the most complex vehicle ever built to re-supply an International Space Station.
It can take nearly eight