And today's space weather forecast is... more accurate

Space weather forecasts are about to get more accurate - just in time for a period of increased solar activity.

NASA discovers 26 new exoplanets

NASA's nearly doubled the number of known exoplanets in one fell swoop, with the announcement of 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 planets.

NASA’s J-2X deep space engine gets tested


NASA is poised to kick off a new series of tests on the J-2X - the engine that will help carry humans to deep space. 


Vesta asteroid may have ice

Though typically believed to be quite dry, roughly half of the giant asteroid Vesta could be so cold that water ice may have survived there for billions of years.

Huge solar eruption to reach Earth today

The strongest solar radiation storm to hit the Earth since 2005 is set to peak this morning.

NASA rethinks Apogee of Fear



NASA has reversed an earlier decision to block the release of the first science fiction movie filmed in space.

Russia wants to build Moonbase Alpha

The Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) has suffered a string of embarrassing space-related debacles over the past few months.



Astronomers aim to image supermassive black hole

Scientists are working on a pioneering scheme to view the massive black hole at the center of our galaxy.

The Eagle Nebula redux


The European Space Agency (ESA) has released new images of the Eagle Nebula, which is located some 6,500 light-years away in the constellation of Serpens.



Russia squabbles over Phobos-Grunt debacle

Russia was understandably upset and perhaps more than a little embarrassed when the Phobos-Grunt probe - slated to explore a Martian moon - failed to escape Earth’s orbit and crashed into the ocean.

US eyes new space weapons policy

The Obama administration is reportedly ready to consider a new space weapons policy based on an international code of conduct.



NASA censors amateur sci-fi film


"Man on a Mission," a film documenting Richard Garriott's journey to the International Space Station (ISS) may have hit theaters, but there is another movie NASA apparently doesn't want you to see.

Russian spaceship crashes in Pacific

The failed Mars probe that was left spinning out of control when contact was lost shortly after takeoff, has crashed safely to Earth in the southern Pacific.

Crippled Russian probe set to hit Earth within days

The stricken Russian spacecraft, Phobos-Grunt, is likely to crash to Earth on Sunday or Monday, say scientists tracking its path.

Almost all Milky Way stars have planets

The vast majority of stars in our Milky Way galaxy have at least one planet orbiting them, astronomers have concluded - and lots of these could be comparatively Earth-like.

'Saturn on steroids' discovered

Astrophysicists have for the first time observed a Saturn-like ringed planet orbiting a star like our own.

NASA discovers three smallest exoplanets

NASA's discovered its tiniest solar system yet, which includes the three smallest exoplanets ever found.

NASA's Hubble telescope detects ancient supernova

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected the weak glow of a star that exploded more than 9 billion years ago.

Colliding galaxies create 'the fat one'

Astronomers say they've detected the largest galaxy yet seen in the distant universe, more than seven billion light years from Earth.

NASA seeks friendly solution to ownership row

NASA says it'll do its best to resolve a dispute over an astronaut's attempts to auction off a notebook used in the Apollo 13 mission.