Space Science News Stories

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

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...

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...

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...

15 March 2012

Head scans of astronauts have shown signs of raised intracranial pressure affecting their eyes and pituitary glands,...

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...