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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
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
A year on from Rosetta and Philae's exploits, ESA's historic comet lander mission nears its end
It was ‘one small step for man…one giant leap for gender equality’ when a team of Russian women emerged from a mock spaceship in Moscow on Friday
In this edition of Space we set a course for Jupiter, destination of the next European Space Agency mission JUICE. The aim of JUICE (JUpiter ICy moon
Under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on Mars. This was the out of this world announcement from NASA following years of
The Rosetta mission has changed our vision of comets and given us a new outlook on the origin of life in the universe. In this edition of Space, we
It’s a meal that’s literally out of this world. Astronauts have sunk their teeth into food entirely grown in space for the first time. The lettuce
The international Space Station crew is to take one giant leaf for mankind when it tucks into vegetables grown in space.
A batch grown last month
Researchers simulate a mission to Mars on an Austrian glacier that resembles the conditions of the red planet.
The burgeoning world of navigation and satellite applications offers a wide and lucrative range of opportunities for SMEs. To help European
Professor Stephen Hawking and Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner have launched a project to search for alien life. The initiative is the largest ever
NASA’s New Horizons probe has flown past Pluto for the first time, marking a historic moment in the exploration of our solar system. The spacecraft
New Horizons is a fit name for the NASA spacecraft which, after a 4.9 billion and 9 1/2-year long journey in space, flew by Pluto. It is the first
It's lift off for the Progress resupply ship, with all signs pointing to a successful connection with the International Space Station on July 5.
The European Space Agency has extended its Rosetta mission for nine months, the maximum possible duration until the craft will be running out of fuel