space science

Tiny asteroid now Earth’s constant companion

The Earth gets a small companion. NASA scientists discover a small asteroid in an orbit around the Sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth and it will remain so for centuries to come.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Surprising amount of water ice found on Pluto’s surface

A new map of the dwarf planet revealed that water ice is surprisingly abundant on Pluto's surface.

December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

Chinese rover discovers new type of Moon rock

Chinese lunar rover Yutu has discovered new volcanic rocks on Moon unlike those returned by Apollo and Luna missions, offering tantalising clues to the period of lunar volcanism.

September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015

Enceladus ocean 'must be global'

Scientists determines that the sub-surface body of water on the Saturnian moon Enceladus must be far more extensive than first thought.

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

Gigantic Ice Slab Found on Mars

A giant slab of ice as big as California and Texas combined lurks just beneath the surface of Mars between its equator and north pole, space.com reports.

August 30, 2015
August 30, 2015

Ice sheet bigger than Texas, California discovered on Mars

Researchers discover an ice sheet on Mars that looks bigger than Texas and California cities of US.

August 22, 2015
August 22, 2015

Ghostly particles from outer space detected in Antarctica

Buried deep in the Antarctic ice, an observatory has spotted ghostly, nearly massless particles coming from inside the galaxy and points beyond the Milky Way.

August 11, 2015
August 11, 2015

Survey puts figure on fading cosmos

A team of astronomers publishes a multi-coloured survey of five chunks of space - and offered the best estimate yet of how fast the Universe is fading.

July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015

Aurora found beyond our Solar System

An aurora has been spotted outside our Solar System for the first time, scientists report.

July 21, 2015
July 21, 2015

Bid to preserve Armstrong Moon suit

The US National Air and Space Museum turns to crowd funding to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the Moon.

June 28, 2015
June 28, 2015

SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

A mission by an unmanned SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket ends in failure after it explodes after lift-off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.