Space Science News Articles

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

18 April 2013

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

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...

21 March 2013

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

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...

19 November 2012

A free-floating planet has been discovered in space...

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...

23 September 2012

The drill bits which the Curiosity rover will use to examine Martian rocks may be contaminated with Earth life.

16 September 2012

A paper published this week in the Astrophysical Journal suggests that up to 90% of supernova explosions go unseen by...

17 August 2012

This week, a team in Barcelona have announced that they have signed a launch service contract for a Chinese rocket to...

16 August 2012

Is there an upper limit to just how massive a star can be...

12 August 2012

A paper published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society this week reports a detection of dark matter...

05 August 2012

The journal Science have produced a special issue dedicated to the subject of black hole research, and we look at what...

05 August 2012

A paper published in Nature last week has discovered that planetary systems containing so-called hot Jupiters are...

02 August 2012

Massive landslides on Saturn’s moon Iapetus, as studied by the Cassini mission, can be "an excellent laboratory...

02 August 2012

Despite thinking of Earth as a “Blue Planet”, models of solar system formation suggest Earth should be much wetter than...

15 July 2012

Astronomers using the Very Large Telescope in Chile believe they have made the first ever observations of galaxies that...

08 July 2012

A huge, hot dusty disc around a Sun-like star seems to have vanished before our very eyes, and its disappearance cannot...