Space Science News Articles

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

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...

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...