Astronomy

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In celebration of American Archive month (no, we had no idea that was a thing either), NASA have released 8 previously unpublished...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

Comet ISON In All It's Glory

There has been a lot of talk about Comet ISON over the past few months, and with images like this one taken by Adam Block, it's not...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 - 10:53AM

New Scheme Lets Public Help NASA Detect Alien Worlds

When the Kepler Space Telescope launched back in 2009, it set out on a mission to scour the galaxy for exoplanets. Now, with Kepler's...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 05 September 2013 - 5:52AM

Gigantic Coronal Hole Spotted At Sun's North Pole

Either someone just turned the lights off at the north pole of the Sun, or that is one HUGE coronal hole that the ESA/NASA Solar and...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 - 10:19AM

Hubble Discovers A Blue Alien World

HD 189733b is an exoplanet that has just made it into the history books. For the first time ever, astronomers have been able to...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 11 July 2013 - 10:40AM