Space Science News Articles

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

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...

02 April 2012

Complex carbon-based molecules, including many that are important for life on Earth, could have formed in the early...

25 March 2012

The MESSENGER spacecraft completed one Earth year of orbiting Mercury this month, and two papers published in the...

04 March 2012

Astronomers have found compelling evidence for life in the Universe – but only on Earth. Using a phenomenon known as...

25 January 2012

The date has been set for the next leap second – June 30th 2012. Leap seconds help to keep our incredibly accurate...

25 January 2012

El Gordo, or "ACT-CL J0102-4915" as it's officially known, is the largest, most distant galaxy cluster...

08 January 2012

A pair of new American spacecraft entered orbit about the Moon over the new year period, with the aim of measuring the...

18 December 2011

A Gamma Ray Burst recorded on Christmas day 2010 was a special gift to astronomers...

06 December 2011

Giant lake beneath the ice on Europa could harbour life

04 December 2011

This week a team of researchers in France, Russia and the USA have reported that Voyager Spacecrafts 1 & 2 –...

20 November 2011

In September results indicating that neutrinos travel faster than the speed of light were released, this week the same...

04 November 2011

Models suggest the Milky Way should have far more dwarf galaxies orbiting it than we see - known as the the "...

04 November 2011

November will see the launch of two new missions to Mars - Phobos Grunt and the Mars Science Laboratory.

04 November 2011

Dr Robert Massey brings us up to date with what's been happening at the Royal Astronomical Society...

23 October 2011

Our Solar System may not be alone in having an abundant supply of water -- that's according to a paper published...

09 October 2011

A comet not far from Earth has shed some light on how our planet could have come by much of its water, a new study has...

04 October 2011

The first 90 days of observation from the Messenger probe are providing insight into the formation of Mercury...

08 September 2011

Gold, platinum and many other precious metals are more common in the Earth's crust than models of the planet'...