Space: Why cooperation is the key to progress

Space: Why cooperation is the key to progress

[2013-04-14 08:23:17]
In the past, every country with a space program jealously guarded its technological secrets. Today, however, collaboration is the name of the game. Will the trend toward joint projects increase in the coming years or will a new space race emerge?
Potential ‘Comet of the Century’: NASA satellite takes new photo

Potential ‘Comet of the Century’: NASA satellite takes new photo

[2013-03-31 22:04:44]
NASA spacecraft Swift has captured a photo of Comet ISON. The icy wanderer is expected to...
NASA wants $100 million to pull mineral-rich rocks closer to Earth for study

NASA wants $100 million to pull mineral-rich rocks closer to Earth for study

[2013-03-30 20:01:28]
NASA is requesting $100 million for a mission that would include identifying an asteroid in space,...
Wives, icecream and space: New team heads to ISS

Wives, icecream and space: New team heads to ISS

[2013-03-28 18:43:58]
Veronika Vinogradova is nervous. She's in the middle of the steppe close to the Baikonur space...
Mars mishap: Technical glitch halts NASA rover

Mars mishap: Technical glitch halts NASA rover

[2013-03-19 10:44:38]
A computer systems hiccup has left the Mars rover Curiosity out of action after the probe...
Russia joins EU-led ExoMars expedition to Red Planet

Russia joins EU-led ExoMars expedition to Red Planet

[2013-03-14 21:11:44]
Russian space agency Roscosmos will sign a deal on Thursday with the European Space Agency (ESA),...
Russian satellite hit by ‘space junk’ from destroyed Chinese spacecraft

Russian satellite hit by ‘space junk’ from destroyed Chinese spacecraft

[2013-03-09 21:00:05]
A small Russian spacecraft in orbit appears to have been struck by remnants of a destroyed...
Supermassive breakthrough: Scientists now know how fast a black hole spins

Supermassive breakthrough: Scientists now know how fast a black hole spins

[2013-03-01 13:14:17]
For the first time ever, scientists have been able to measure the precise spin rate of...
Asteroid smashing mission to blast space rock in 2022

Asteroid smashing mission to blast space rock in 2022

[2013-02-25 20:23:40]
A joint mission between Europe and the US is working on a project to slam a...
Earth is safe as the 46-meter asteroid is set for flyby by next week

Earth is safe as the 46-meter asteroid is set for flyby by next week

[2013-02-08 09:27:37]
Earth will definitely avoid a potential catastrophe as a 46-meter asteroid is to pass the planet...
Apestronaut: Iran 'successfully sends' monkey into space

Apestronaut: Iran 'successfully sends' monkey into space

[2013-01-28 22:18:55]
Iran has successfully sent a monkey into space and back as part of its preparations for...
Inflatable hope: NASA looks forward to a blow-up space module

Inflatable hope: NASA looks forward to a blow-up space module

[2013-01-17 12:27:12]
NASA has spotted an evolution in space engineering that could save money for space exploration if...
Russia rejoins Space Race with launching of new Moon program

Russia rejoins Space Race with launching of new Moon program

[2013-01-15 22:28:06]
Russia’s next unmanned mission to the Moon will be launched in 2015 – the Russian space...
Our neighbor star almost as old as universe

Our neighbor star almost as old as universe

[2013-01-13 18:30:57]
A long-known star in the relative proximity to the Solar System is the oldest among the...
Sky's the limit: Largest known spiral galaxy identified by accident

Sky's the limit: Largest known spiral galaxy identified by accident

[2013-01-11 22:37:53]
The largest known spiral galaxy in the universe has been accidently discovered by a team of...
Natural fireworks: Night sky to light up during Qaudrantid meteor shower

Natural fireworks: Night sky to light up during Qaudrantid meteor shower

[2013-01-02 20:20:59]
New Year's fireworks have come and gone, but a new light show is set to begin...
Biggest in the universe: Scientists discover black holes weighing 40 billion suns

Biggest in the universe: Scientists discover black holes weighing 40 billion suns

[2012-12-27 13:10:21]
It turns out that the largest black holes may be even bigger than scientists previously thought....
Reaching for the stars or false dawn? Russia says next-gen spacecraft design ready

Reaching for the stars or false dawn? Russia says next-gen spacecraft design ready

[2012-12-27 12:59:19]
Russia’s halting attempts to build a next generation spacecraft have received a boost after a leading...
Doomsday paranoia triggers private asteroid hunt

Doomsday paranoia triggers private asteroid hunt

[2012-12-23 08:43:19]
The Mayan doomsday may have passed without incident, but it's too early to relax. Astronomers have...
A New Earth? Potentially habitable planet discovered orbiting nearby star similar to our sun

A New Earth? Potentially habitable planet discovered orbiting nearby star similar to our sun

[2012-12-20 10:12:36]
There are currently 854 planets confirmed by observation outside our solar system
Russian scientists devising plan to get just-launched satellite to correct orbit

Russian scientists devising plan to get just-launched satellite to correct orbit

[2012-12-09 12:05:19]
Russian space scientists are devising a plan to bring the Yamal-402 communications satellite back into its...
Extremely rare ‘green bean’ galaxy discovered

Extremely rare ‘green bean’ galaxy discovered

[2012-12-05 21:28:57]
Astronomers have spilled the beans on a new galaxy and it’s turned out to be green....
Confirmed: British singer Brightman to blast off to space

Confirmed: British singer Brightman to blast off to space

[2012-12-05 21:06:32]
The Space Adventures agency has confirmed that Phantom of the Opera star Sarah Brightman has signed...