Astronomy News

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

Wed May 25, 2011 5:01pm

NASA has announced the termination of all communications with the Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit, after 10 months of futile effort to regain contact.

Tue May 24, 2011 4:48pm

After a five month-long stay in the International Space Station, astronauts Dmitry Kondratyev, Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli are feeling gravity once again

Mon May 23, 2011 4:44pm

Astronomers from the UK discover the black holes are spinning faster now than ever before in the history of the Universe

Mon May 09, 2011 3:50pm

Raging torrents of molecular gas, detected coming from galaxies for the first time by ESA's Herschel space observatory, could be the culprit behind galaxies that have lost the ability to form new stars.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:39pm

With Destination Titan airing this Sunday on BBC Four, Sky at Night Magazine spoke to Prof John Zarnecki about his mission to explore Saturn's enigmatic moon.

Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:18pm

Jodrell Bank, the centre for UK radio astronomy, will be opening a brand new visitors’ centre on 11 April.

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