Space Science News Stories

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

30 January 2015

This week Earth was treated to a fly-past by an asteroid with its own moon...

30 January 2015

A system of 11-billion-year-old Earth-sized planets has been discovered, increasing the likelihood of finding...

16 January 2015

Space ice contains the chemical building blocks for life

15 December 2014

Lasers simulate asteroid and comet impacts to create the building blocks of DNA...

28 November 2014

DNA smeared on the outside of a rocket launched into space survived the flight and re-entry, and may contaminate...

17 July 2014

Many people will have noticed the moon looking especially big and bright recently. This is because of a phenomenon...

20 June 2014

Mountaintop exploded off to make way for world's largest telescope

05 June 2014

A massive planet twice the size and 17 times the mass of Earth has been announced by scientists at NASA.

03 April 2014

Gravity measurements suggest the Saturnian moon Enceladus has a subsurface ocean lurking 30 kilometres below the icy...

31 March 2014

Planetary scientists are getting very excited this week as it's announced the discovery of a dwarf planet...

04 March 2014

What causes the phenomenal natural light show that is the Northern Lights?

11 February 2014

This week the Gaia telescope, a 1 billion pixel camera was tested 1.5 million km from Earth and it works!

07 January 2014

In 2014, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will make the first soft landing on a comet.

05 January 2014

China has the world’s most ambitious space programme, and 2014 will see the nation take some important steps forward...

11 December 2013

NASA’s Curiosity rover has spent that past 15 months exploring a region of the planet called Gale Crater.

22 November 2013

The world record has been broken for the most satellites launched aboard a single rocket.

11 November 2013

There's a lot of traffic on it's way to the little red planet right now. Why?

10 November 2013

Using videos posted on the Internet, a Czech team have reconstructed the path, and traced the origins of, the 2013...

31 October 2013

A planet roughly the same size and with the same composition as the Earth has been discovered orbiting a distant start.

24 October 2013

The most distant galaxy yet discovered, dating from 700 million years after the Big Bang has been pinpointed by US...

10 October 2013

A free-floating planet without a star to orbit has been found about 80 light years away...

22 September 2013

The Curiosity rover has found no evidence of methane in Mars's atmosphere, making it less likely to life lurks...

15 August 2013

With the annual Perseid meteor shower hitting its peak this week what's the best way to spot a shooting star?

15 August 2013

Radio astronomers have made the first measurements of the magnetic field around the black hole at the centre of the...