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.

Saturn gets another ring - and it’s a biggie

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered an enormous ring around Saturn - by far the largest of the giant planet's many rings.

India plans space tourism offering

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is looking to buy a Russian spacecraft for sending space tourists into orbit.

Rocks fall like rain on exoplanet

We may like to moan about the weather on this planet, but at least it doesn't rain rocks. It's not so on Corot-7b, though, where simulations indicate that pebbles condense out of the air and rain into lakes of molten lava below.

Cosmic rays increase as sun hits solar minimum

Watch out, space travelers: galactic cosmic rays have hit their highest levels since the space age began.

Indian probe finds water on the moon

Just a week after NASA reported evidence that there was probably water on the moon, India's Chandrayaan-1 moon mission has actually found some.

Astrophysicists simulate a star's final hours

Researchers have created the first full-star simulation of the hours preceding the largest thermonuclear explosions in the universe.

NASA sets date for Ares maiden flight

NASA is targeting Tuesday, Oct. 27 for the flight test of the Ares I-X rocket, pending successful testing and data verification. Senior managers made the decision after a meeting Monday at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

NASA finds signs of water on the moon

Thermal observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), indicate that there may be water on the surface of the moon.

First rocky exoplanet is identified

The first Earth-like planet outside the solar system has been identified. Unfortunately, it's only Earth-like in that it's solid enough to stand on.

ESO unveils zoom-in images of the entire night sky

Never one to be outdone in the pretty picture stakes, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released an interactive, 360-degree panoramic view of the entire night sky. GigaGalaxy Zoom shows the plane of the Milky Way running across an 800-million-pixel panorama of the entire sky as seen from ESO’s observing sites in Chile.

China presses ahead with space program

China has started work on its fourth space center, in the southern province of Hainan.