Space Science News Articles

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

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

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

05 August 2012

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

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...

04 July 2012

The Cassini spacecraft has made measurements of how much Saturn's moon Titan changes shape each time it circles...

02 July 2012

Craters around the Moon's south pole may lack the rich reservoirs of water ice and other volatiles that have been...

17 June 2012

Voyager 1, launched in the 70s, appears to be leaving the solar system

20 May 2012

A plan to rescue stranded satellites has been developed.

03 May 2012

Astronomers have caught their best glimpse yet of a star being ripped to pieces by a supermassive black hole.

29 April 2012

The timings of supernova explosions close to Earth marry up with epochs in the planet's history when the diversity...