Astronomy

Track Rosetta Comet Hunting Path With This Interactive Mission Map

Earlier this year, the European Space Agency pulled of a remarkable feat when they successfully woke up their Rosetta spacecraft after...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 04 April 2014 - 9:40AM

NASA Releases Beautiful Space Imagery from Hubble Telescope

It seemed like all anyone could talk about yesterday was either True Detective or Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos. NASA wasn't excluded...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 10 March 2014 - 12:56PM

Saturn's Rings Glow In New Cassini Photo

We're used to fantastic space imagery here, but that doesn't mean we still can't get blown away by a new image such as this one from...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 06 March 2014 - 9:54AM

Asteroid Will Pass Closer To Earth Than The Moon Today

A 100 ft asteroid is going to buzz Earth today, coming closer to our planet than the moon. Asteroid 2014 DX110 will pass within a...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 - 3:17PM

Kepler Brings In Record Haul Of 715 New Alien Planets

Boy, Kepler is just the little space telescope that keeps on giving. Despite experiencing some serious technical glitches last year,...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 27 February 2014 - 10:27AM

How Kepler Discovered Thousands Of Alien Worlds

Could NASA's Kepler Space Telescope be one of the most important space exploration achievements in human history? It seems like a bold...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - 5:06PM

Largest Meteor Impact Ever Recorded Strikes The Moon

Video footage of a 400 kg meteorite striking the moon has been published in what is thought to be the largest impact of its kind ever...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - 10:28AM

Watch Over 100,000 Asteroids Do Their Orbital Dance

Well, this is kind of terrifying but when 100,000 high speed asteroids look this good, who cares? Using data from the Sloan Digital...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 24 February 2014 - 8:36AM

European Space Agency Will Start Planet Hunting In 2024

Exoplanets, Earth-like planets, and Goldilocks Zone, these are some of science's buzzwords at the moment thanks in no small part to...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 11:54AM

Is This The Greatest Astronomy Photo Ever Taken?

Capturing an image of a meteor in the night sky is a rare and spectacular event. Capturing an image of a rocket launching into space...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 5:20PM

Oldest Known Star Discovered, Estimated To 13.6 Billion Years Old

A group of Australian astronomers believe they have discovered the oldest known star in the universe and it could change the way we...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 10 February 2014 - 10:16AM

Track Rosetta As It Chases Down A Comet

After waking up from its 31 month slumber in deep space, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft must now move into position to...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 12:06PM

Mysterious Rock Appears Next To Opportunity Rover, Baffles NASA

NASA scientists are completely baffled by a mysterious rock that has appeared, out of nowhere, next to NASA's Opportunity Rover. The...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 17 January 2014 - 11:50AM

The 6 Best Skywatching Events Of 2014

In terms of skywatching, 2013 was definitely the year of Comet ISON. The headline-grabbing comet was all anyone could talk about...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 06 January 2014 - 3:02PM

Earth's First Asteroid Impact Of 2014 Happened Just Now

An asteroid measuring approximately 3 meters in length has just hit Earth, making it the first asteroid impact for 2014. Asteroid AA...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 02 January 2014 - 12:36PM

A Guide To Watching Tonight's Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminid Meteor shower reaches its peak tonight, which means if the conditions are right and you can handle the arctic cold, you...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 13 December 2013 - 2:27PM

Beautiful ISS Timelapse Compilation

Celebrating 15 years in space, the International Space Station is arguably one of the greatest achievements in human history. It plays...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 05 December 2013 - 10:10AM

NASA Releases Beautiful Mosaic Of Saturn And Earth As Seen By Cassini

A new panoramic mosaic released by NASA today shows Saturn as if it were being viewed through human eyes. Created with 141 images...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 - 12:50PM

NASA Releases Beautiful Chandra X-Ray Images Of Our Universe

In celebration of American Archive month (no, we had no idea that was a thing either), NASA have released 8 previously unpublished...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 - 2:09PM

Tour The Surface Of Mars With This Amazing Video From The ESA

I'll admit, I had no idea that the European Space Agency (ESA) had launched a Mars Orbiter back in 2004. Subsequently, I had no idea...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 - 10:54AM