NASA finds water on dark side of the moon?

Unlocking the mysteries of the solar system

Spirit rover's in a bit of a hole

Last ditch attempt to escape ditch

Painted ladies fly to ISS

The prettiest astronauts yet

NASA displays the heart of our galaxy

Giant photos to go on display nationwide

Solar sail set for launch next year

With $1m to speed it on its way

Messenger probe reveals new areas of Mercury

Volcanic features discovered

Space elevator climbs nearly 1km high

Famously proposed by Arthur C Clarke, a space elevator is a little closer to reality.

Distant galaxy cluster sheds light on 'cosmic skeleton'

Astronomers have discovered a gigantic assembly of galaxies located almost seven billion light-years from Earth.

Russia plans nuclear rocket for manned Mars mission

Russia is planning to build a nuclear-powered spacecraft for a manned mission to Mars.

Astronomers find most distant object yet

Astronomers have observed the oldest and most distant object yet, a gigantic stellar explosion known as a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB).

Weather scrubs Ares I-X test flight

The maiden test flight of NASAs next-generation launch vehicle, Ares I-X has been scrubbed for today (Tuesday) due to adverse weather conditions at the Cape. Flight Director Ed Mango is currently meeting with his senior staff to decide if a second attempt will be made tomorrow or Thursday.

Night falls on Saturn's rings

NASA has photographed night falling over Saturn's entire ring system, an event which happens only once every 15 years.

NASA launches space exploration app for the iPhone

NASA has launched a free iPhone application that allows users to easily access videos, images and news updates published by the space agency. 

NASA finds most distant galaxy cluster yet

The most distant - and oldest - galaxy cluster yet has been discovered, beating the previous record holder by about a billion light years.

ESA calls for Mars mission volunteers

The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking for willing guinea-pigs for an eighteen-month Mars mission. The catch? It's just a simulation.

NASA: Nibiru will not destroy the Earth in 2012

A NASA scientist has sought to dispel hysterical rumors that claim an imaginary traveling planet known as Nibiru will destroy the Earth in 2012.

Researchers find 32 more planets - some like Earth

Researchers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) said today that they'e discovered 32 more planets - or exoplanets as they're called.

NASA does kick up moon plume after all

NASA’s Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) did indeed kick up the hoped-for debris plume, and generated useful data.

NASA finds 'space ribbon' at solar system's edge

While mapping the solar system's edge for the first time, NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX), spacecraft has discovered a 'space ribbon' two billion miles long.

Hadron Collider could test a hyperdrive

Rather than just creating black holes that would wipe out the earth, or at least turn it into a larger version of Detroit, the Large Hadron Collider could help develop a hyperdrive which would allow spacecraft to approach the speed of light.