Space Science News Articles

News articles about space science, astronomy, rockets, planets, galaxies, stars...

06 March 2011

The origins of life on earth are a hotly debated topic among scientists. One theory suggests that meteorites brought...

25 February 2011

The mission Stardust-NExT, to study comet Tempel 1, made it's closest ever flyby, observing the surface of the...

25 February 2011

Astronomers using the Gemini telescope have "weighed" the black hole at the centre of the M87 Galaxy. They...

25 February 2011

NASA's WISE mission, or Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, has spotted the bow shock of a runaway star...

25 February 2011

A candidate galaxy spotted at a red shift of 10, likely to be the most distant object observed so far, gives us a...

25 February 2011

NASA's STEREO mission - a pair of twin probes monitoring the Sun, have now reached 180 degree separation, allowing...

20 February 2011

First picture of the Earth's plasma tail has been taken, and it is more dynamic than expected.

25 January 2011

Data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, has been used by amateur astronomers worldwide to spot...

25 January 2011

Red Dwarf stars seem to be far more active than previously thought - good news for astronomers, but terrible news for...

25 January 2011

This month, researchers working on the Planck project released their first science data - including new galaxy clusters...

25 January 2011

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed an extremely close flyby of Saturn's moon Rhea, returning incredible...

25 January 2011

Does Jupiter protect Earth from asteroid impact? A new study evaluates the myth that the giant planet acts as our...

25 January 2011

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III has released some incredible images of the night sky, and announced plans to image...

19 December 2010

Scientists working on data from the Cassini mission have found what looks like an ice volcano on Titan

19 December 2010

Scientists working on data from the SORCE mission have found that the sun changes through it's solar cycle...

19 December 2010

NASA's Voyager 1 mission has travelled so far from our Sun, it no longer experiences the stream of charged...

19 December 2010

Galaxy Zoo - the project that uses the barinpower of it's users to identify interesting aspects in photographs of...

19 December 2010

The discovery of bacteria that appear to thrive on toxic arsenic may have implications for our understanding of the...

19 December 2010

Iron-loving elements like gold and cobolt are found in Earth's crust at greater concentrations that would be...

19 December 2010

Gamma Ray Bursts are some of the most energetic events in the universe - but only around half of them are associated...

19 December 2010

A new instrument aboard the SWIFT orbiting telescope has shed new light on the cause of "dark" gamma ray...

12 December 2010

An American entrepreneur launches a cheese into space

12 December 2010

Observations made by the Keck telescope in Hawaii have confirmed a fourth planet orbiting a nearby star but have thrown...

12 December 2010

Saturn’s rings may have originated from a satellite that was stripped of its surface ice when it moved perilously close...