Space Science News Articles

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

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'...

21 August 2011

Solar seismology may improve space weather forecasts...

07 August 2011

Nasa has launched 3 lego men on their way to Jupiter

07 August 2011

A paper published in this week's issue of the Journal Nature presents evidence that the Earth might once have had...

19 June 2011

Comet Hartley 2 has been found to be a more varied place than was previously expected

19 June 2011

An unique astronomical event – an incredibly bright and long lived burst of gamma rays – was probably the result of a...

05 June 2011

A group of Scandinavian researchers led by Göran Scharmer of Stockholm University have uncovered some clues about how...

27 May 2011

Jupiter's moon Io is known to be highly volcanically active - now, data collected by the Gallileo craft looking at...

27 May 2011

Molecular gas streaming away from galaxies has been spotted by the Herschel Telescope. This gas could be responsible...

27 May 2011

Data from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has given us a unique...

27 May 2011

Up to half of all hot Jupiters may orbit their parent star contrary to the star's direction of rotation. New...

27 May 2011

Results from Gravity Probe B test and support Einstein's theories of relativity - and have only been 50 years in...

08 May 2011

Two predictions made from general relativity in 1918 have been finally tested...

28 April 2011

Bacteria can survive accelerations of 400,000g, making it highly likely that bugs could survive an interplanetary crash...

10 April 2011

Samples from comet Wild 2 show that they have been in contact with liquid water in the past

03 April 2011

A strange anomaly in the movement of the Pioneer probes may have been explained

20 March 2011

This week, news that MESSENGER has become the first space probe ever to be placed into orbit around the planet Mercury...