Erupting volcano snapped from space

The crew of the International Space Station have taken photographs of an erupting volcano.

Does Saturn's moon have a salty ocean?

There's a salty ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus that could possibly harbor life - or there isn't. It depends which of two reports you prefer.

The little green men are innocent

In a blow to conspiracy theorists everywhere, new evidence has shown that the 1908 Tunguska explosion was caused not by an alien spaceship but by a comet.

Last pictures released as moon probe crash-lands

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) has released the final images taken by its lunar explorer Kaguya as it fell to destruction on the moon.

Herschel snaps sneak preview

Impatient astronomers at the European Space Agency (ESA) have taken some sneak pics with the Herschel telescope, snapping a first set of images weeks before engineers have even finished commissioning the device.

Ocam is readied to photograph exoplanets

The world's fastest and most sensitive astronomical camera is taking its first pictures.

Spacecraft heads for Moon impact

NASA has successfully launched the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, on a mission to search for water ice in a permanently shadowed crater at the moon's south pole.

Lake discovered on Mars

For the first time, conclusive evidence has been found of shorelines on Mars.

Hydrogen leak scuppers shuttle launch

NASA has postponed the launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission because of another hydrogen leak

NASA reschedules Endeavour launch for June 17

NASA officials have rescheduled the launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission for 5:40 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 17. The national space agency postponed Endeavour's original June 13 liftoff date due to concerns over a leak associated with the gaseous hydrogen venting system outside the shuttle's external fuel tank.

NASA delays space shuttle launch over gaseous hydrogen leak

NASA said that it has decided to postpone the launch of the launch of Endeavour and mission STS-127 because of “a leak associated with the gaseous hydrogen venting system”. A similar problem was found in March before the launch of Discovery, which caused a mission delay of more than a month.

NASA counts down to two launches

It's a busy week for NASA, with an International Space Station (ISS) mission set for Saturday, and a moon launch Wednesday that could lay the groundwork for a planned manned mission. Cape Canaveral, Fla - It's a busy week for NASA, with  an International Space Station (ISS) mission set for Saturday, and a moon launch planned for Wednesday that could lay some of the groundwork for a planned manned mission.

Teen discovers supernova

A 14-year-old student from New York State, Caroline Moore, has become the youngest ever person to discover a supernova.

Red giant Betelgeuse is mysteriously shrinking

Betelgeuse, the bright red supergiant star in the constellation Orion, is shrinking, according to University of California researchers.

Couple plans world's first zero-gravity wedding

It's not unusual to get a funny feeling in your stomach when you get married - but for one couple it's a virtual certainty. The pair are to become the first bride and groom to get married in zero gravity.

NASA sets June 13 launch date for Endeavour

NASA today said that it plans to launch Endeavour on June 13. The space shuttle will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to cover five spacewalks and to complete construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo lab.

IBM teams with Swedes in 'space weather' study

IBM, Uppsala University and the Swedish Institute of Space Physics are working on a new project to analyze massive volumes of information in real time to better understand 'space weather'.

Space travel proves to be a bit of a headache

Dutch researchers say astronauts need to add headaches to their list of occupational hazards.

Satellites watch marks of the penguins

Scientists are tracking Antarctic penguins through satellite images of their droppings.

Twelve year old names next Mars rover

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, scheduled for launch in 2011, is to be called 'Curiosity', the winning suggestion in a nationwide contest that attracted some 9,000 entries.