Space Science News Articles

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

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...

11 July 2013

Changes deep in the Earth's core are changing the Earth's rotation and affecting how long days are.

24 June 2013

How Venus lost all its water in its early history...

13 June 2013

Scientists have recovered material from a gigatic explosion in 1908 which destroyed thousands of square kilometres of...

06 June 2013

A wake of material from a comet which skimmed through the Solar atmosphere in 2011 is being used to probe the...

06 June 2013

The Atacama Large Millimetre Array has caught an image of what may be a planet in the process of forming.

30 May 2013

Just one return trip to Mars would eat up about two-thirds of an astronaut's lifetime "safe" dose of...

02 May 2013

Water detected on Jupiter where it shouldn't be has been tracked to a recent comet impact...

18 April 2013

The Kepler satellite has announced this week the best possible candidates for habitable planets around distant stars

21 March 2013

An analysis of data collected by the Planck Telescope supports a period of rapid expansion shortly after the big bang...

21 March 2013

In the 7 months since it landed the Curiosity rover has rolled 738 meters but one small step for a rover has been a...

28 February 2013

Inspiration Mars, a private company founded by former space tourist Dennis Tito, hopes to send a manned craft to fly...

25 February 2013

This month has seen the MARS2013 simulation underway in a desert in the Northern Sahara...

14 February 2013

Since their discovery cosmic rays have been a mystery. Now, an orbiting gamma-ray telescope has managed to identify...

07 February 2013

A team led by Paul Renne at the Berkeley Geochronology Center in California have shed new light on the asteroid impact...

25 October 2012

There is a mystery surrounding the amount of infrared light that bathes the universe –the so called cosmic infrared...

12 October 2012

A meteorite that fell to Earth in 2011 contains trapped samples of the Martian surface, interior and atmosphere.

30 September 2012

This week has seen planetary scientists gathering in Madrid for the European Planetary Science Congress, and several...