Space

Features about space science, astronomy, rockets, planets, galaxies, stars...

19 July 2019

Why hunting for fast radio bursts is an ‘exploding field’ in astronomy

29 May 2019

Today is the 100-year anniversary of Eddington’s eclipse experiment. The experiment was recently repeated.

04 April 2019

How do satellites communicate with each other?

26 March 2019

To get to Mars, we need to reach the Moon first. The LRO will be NASA's eye while preparing for new missions.

21 March 2019

Can we make make greener rocket fuels?

18 February 2019

Spacecraft Hayabusa2 to collect samples from asteroid Ryugu and return them to Earth...

22 November 2018

Are you a PhD student from Cambridge University? Fancy joining our team?

10 May 2018

A theory developed with the late Professor Stephen Hawking stating that the universe is more simple and uniform than...

18 April 2018

The latest state-of-the-art planet-hunting telescopes reveal a Universe filled with the potential for life and...

18 January 2018

Why did 76% of species become extinct 65 million years ago...?

16 November 2017

The recent discovery of two neutron stars colliding brings us one step closer to understanding how heavier elements,...

19 October 2017

Astronomers have witnessed a collision between two neutron stars for the first time, thanks to a tie-in between...

07 September 2017

Discarded gas from black holes spreads across galaxies and can even influence the formation of stars

08 December 2016

Across Europe, some 10 000 antennas stand to attention: they are in a sense an incredibly powerful time machine.

17 November 2016

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s biggest particle smasher, stands a good chance of discovering the elusive...

15 September 2016

The world’s first alien life form containment facility is under discussion in Europe as ESA looks at ways to bring a...

17 March 2016

European researchers are helping humans get to Mars by developing faster engines, solar forecasts and better shielding.

16 February 2016

Various fields of physics predict we might live in a "multiverse"...

10 December 2015

Galaxies aren’t as massive as computer simulations suggest they should be...

03 December 2015

100 years ago, Einstein's theory of general relativity changed the world. Before that though, came special...

16 October 2012

And has life evolved elsewhere in the Solar System too?

25 May 2012

Meteorites on the open market routinely fetch a higher price than the equivalent weight of gold. But how does this...

07 December 2010

Is earthquake prediction for California truly a problem beyond the powers of science, or is there something that...

21 November 2010

A massive star ends its life with a BANG – a supernova - seen on Earth as bursts of energy in the form of light,...