Space Science News Articles

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

25 January 2011

This month, researchers working on the Planck project released their first science data - including new galaxy clusters...

25 January 2011

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed an extremely close flyby of Saturn's moon Rhea, returning incredible...

25 January 2011

Does Jupiter protect Earth from asteroid impact? A new study evaluates the myth that the giant planet acts as our...

25 January 2011

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III has released some incredible images of the night sky, and announced plans to image...

19 December 2010

Scientists working on data from the SORCE mission have found that the sun changes through it's solar cycle...

19 December 2010

Scientists working on data from the Cassini mission have found what looks like an ice volcano on Titan

19 December 2010

NASA's Voyager 1 mission has travelled so far from our Sun, it no longer experiences the stream of charged...

19 December 2010

Galaxy Zoo - the project that uses the barinpower of it's users to identify interesting aspects in photographs of...

19 December 2010

The discovery of bacteria that appear to thrive on toxic arsenic may have implications for our understanding of the...

19 December 2010

Iron-loving elements like gold and cobolt are found in Earth's crust at greater concentrations that would be...

19 December 2010

Gamma Ray Bursts are some of the most energetic events in the universe - but only around half of them are associated...

19 December 2010

A new instrument aboard the SWIFT orbiting telescope has shed new light on the cause of "dark" gamma ray...

12 December 2010

An American entrepreneur launches a cheese into space

12 December 2010

Observations made by the Keck telescope in Hawaii have confirmed a fourth planet orbiting a nearby star but have thrown...

12 December 2010

Saturn’s rings may have originated from a satellite that was stripped of its surface ice when it moved perilously close...

28 November 2010

One of the most unusual things about the earth is the large amount of oxygen in its atmosphere, which isn't stable...

25 November 2010

Spectral analysis has confirmed the sighting of the most distant galaxy ever seen, at a red shift of z=8.6...

25 November 2010

A new model has been used to predict the numbers of Earth-size exoplanets, and found far more than we expected. Now we...

25 November 2010

Enormous bubbles of gamma ray radiation may be evidence that the black hole at the centre of our Milky Way may have...

25 November 2010

Scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have been colliding lead ions - allowing us to get an idea of conditions in...

25 November 2010

New evidence from Galaxy Zoo suggests that galaxies with a central bar are more likely to contain older, red stars,...

24 October 2010

A team of astronomers have successfully looked back about 13 billion years to pinpoint one of the first galaxies to...

17 October 2010

Observations with the Very Large Telescope have shed light on how early galaxies grew, by funnelling cold primordial...

17 October 2010

In a case of cosmic forensics that could rival even an episode of CSI, scientists have pinpointed a moment 18 months...