Astronomy

Best Pictures of the October 2014 Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse from Around the World

Skygazers could see the "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse once again early this morning, starting at about 6:25 am and lasting until about...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 - 10:02AM

Blood Moon Part 2 - Your Viewing Guide To Tonight's Lunar Eclipse

This year has been a veritable feast for skywatchers. We've already had a Supermoon, a Mars Opposition and a Blood Moon, and now 2014...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 - 12:05PM

Cassini Captures Photos of Magic Island on Saturn's Moon Titan

The Cassini spacecraft has taken more photos of a feature in Titan's sea that has baffled scientists for over a year now.   The...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 - 2:54PM

NASA's SWIFT Satellite Detects Massive Superflare Coming From A Tiny Star

A binary system of red dwarf stars known as DG Canum Venaticorum, or DG CVn, has shocked astronomers after NASA's Swift satellite...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 3:04PM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Spots A Strange Ball On Mars

Is NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover getting swept away with Ryder Cup fever? The $2.5bn rover has just snapped a photo of what appears to...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 12:04PM

India Gets Its Shot At History Tonight As Their Mangalyaan Spacecraft Approaches Mars

For the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the events of the next 24 hours will arguably be the biggest in their 52 year...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 12:21PM

NASA Spacecraft MAVEN Is Now Orbiting Mars

NASA probe MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) is now orbiting Mars. MAVEN, which successfully entered Mars's atmosphere...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 22 September 2014 - 9:46AM

2014 Winners Announced for Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards

The winners of the annual contest for astronomy photography, held by the Royal Observatory, have been announced. They received a...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 12:49PM

Opportunity Rover Records Footage of Tracks on Mars

Opportunity has now been living on Mars for a decade, and it recently recorded footage of almost half a mile of its own tracks on the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 2:55PM

Unfolding Pathfinder, The Giant Spine of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

The clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is now home to a massive spine.    The spine, otherwise known as a backplane,...

satoru
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 12:15PM

Cosmic Grains on NASA Probe May Be Interstellar Dust

Seven microscopic grains of rock caught by the NASA Stardust probe may actually be interstellar dust, according to researchers.   ...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 3:15PM

A Supermoon Seen Around the World - The Best Photos of 2014's Biggest Moon

Last night, August 10th 2014, saw the largest moon of the year looming over skies across the planet. The awe-inspiring Supermoon was...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 11 August 2014 - 9:11AM

Watch Rosetta Make Its Historic Rendezvous With A Comet, Live!

It is a mission that has been over 10 years in the making, but in the wee small hours of tomorrow morning ESA's Rosetta spacecraft...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 - 3:10PM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Spots The Largest Meteorite Ever Discovered On Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover has just discovered its first ever meteorite on the Red Planet's surface, and it may be a record breaker....

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 10:54AM

IAU Holds Public Contest to Name Exoplanets!

This summer, everyone will be able to cast their votes to name planets found outside of our solar system. The International...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 10:15AM

Curiosity Rover Celebrates 1 (Martian) Year on Mars

Curiosity has come a literal full circle around Mars' 687-earth-day orbit of the Sun today! The 2.5 billion dollar, 1-ton robot...

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 11:01AM

Magic Island Found on Saturn's Moon

With the summer solstice approaching on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, researchers are able to see more features of the landscape,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 June 2014 - 10:26AM

Star Refracts into a Rainbow, and the Result is Stunning

This is a real picture. The brightest star in the sky turned into a rainbow as its light was refracted through our atmosphere.  ...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 June 2014 - 4:46PM

Watch A Mountaintop Get Blown Up To Make Way For The World's Largest Telescope

  Up to a million tones of Atacama Desert rock were blown up yesterday in the first steps towards the creation of the world's...

Friday, 20 June 2014 - 10:26AM

Once in a Spooky Moon: First Friday the 13th Full Moon in 13 Years

For the superstitious and triskaidekaphobic among us, today is a very spooky day. This Friday the 13th happens to fall on a full...

Friday, 13 June 2014 - 12:36PM