Astronomy News

Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:06pm

Opportunity finds seam of water-deposited calcium sulphate

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:31am

VLT telescopes offer clearer picture of transfer of matter from one star in a double system to another

Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:17am

Very Large Telescope finds a star that's spinning round at over 2 million kilometres per hour

Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:37pm

New planet is the first identified by Kepler in its star's 'Goldilocks' zone

Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:01pm

New video created using images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft

Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:14pm

Two teams of scientists develop two different theories to explain 2010's remarkable cosmic event

Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:31am

The famous amateur astronomer and discoverer of comets makes 50 years' worth of observing notes available to the public

Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:54am

Find details of Curiosity's launch scheduled for Saturday 26 November

Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:01pm

Scientists find evidence of subsurface lakes on Europa

Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:09pm

Manned spaceflights to the International Space Station resume

Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:56am

Researchers studying asteroid Lutetia have found that it could be a fragment of the same material that originally formed Earth.

Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:06am

No need to panic, though – the risk of impact is zero

Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:47pm

The ESA's simulated Mars mission is now complete – with the six-man crew experiencing no major difficulties in coping with the prolonged isolation

Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:23pm

Reader Survey

Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:03pm

Renowned astrophotographer David Malin will be giving talks in the UK this month as an exhibition of his pioneering space photography opens in Bristol

Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:27pm

If you’ve got an idea that you’d love to see turned into real-life experiments, now’s the time to apply to So You Want To Be A Scientist?

Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:25pm

Here are the winners

Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:28am

One hundred and sixty-four years have passed since Neptune was first observed in 1846 and on 12 July, it will have completed just one single orbit of the Sun since it was discovered.

Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:15pm

Friday 8 July marked the end of an epoch in spaceflight, as the last ever Space Shuttle mission launched from Kennedy Space Center.

Fri May 27, 2011 9:37am

NASA has announced it will launch a sample-return mission to an asteroid in 2016

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