Space Research & Astronomy
By Bryan Dyne, October 24, 2012
A planet with similar mass to the Earth has been found orbiting α Centauri B, our closest interstellar neighbor.
By Bryan Dyne, September 28, 2012
Voyager 1 and 2 have flown through the Solar System for 35 years and now Voyager 1 is on the verge of becoming humanity’s first interstellar spacecraft.
By Patrick Martin, August 10, 2012
Despite efforts to portray it as a triumph for “American values,” the successful landing of the Curiosity rover was the product of collective social effort and scientific planning that is the antithesis of profit-mad individualism.
By Bryan Dyne, August 7, 2012
Curiosity, NASA’s latest Mars rover, has successfully landed on target at Gale crater.
By Don Barry, June 5, 2012
The Sun, the planet Venus and the Earth will line up so that Venus appears to pass across the disk of the Sun.
By Aidan Claire, May 17, 2012
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced a €1.1 billion unmanned mission to the ice moons of the planet Jupiter.
By Patrick Martin, August 19, 2011
The American manned space program is shutting down indefinitely, an event that has considerable historical significance.
By William Whitlow, August 5, 2011
The Herschel Space Observatory has identified a twisted ring of dust and gas at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. Parts of the ring have been seen before but this is the first time it has been observed as a whole.
By Patrick Martin, July 20, 2011
The NASA mission will study the two largest asteroids, first Vesta, then Ceres.
By Bryan Dyne, June 6, 2011
The planet Gliese 581 d is believed to be twice the mass of Earth, and could sustain liquid water on the side that faces its star.
By Patrick Martin, March 25, 2011
MESSENGER is the first space mission to Mercury in more than three decades.
By Bryan Dyne, Don Barry, March 18, 2011
The physics research conducted in 2010 has allowed for the Large Hadron Collider to extend its operations through 2011 and 2012.