Ice on the Moon

Reflections reveal frozen water at the lunar poles. The distribution of surface ice at the Moon’s south pole. Blue represents the ice locations, plotted over an image of the lunar surface. In the darkest...

Comet ISON

Comet ISON also known as Sun grazing comet which originated from the Oort cloud, the edge of the solar system. ISON is also known as comet of this century. It is discovered on 12th September 2012 by two Russian...

Planetary Alignment

The possibility of alignment between planets in the solar system is very rare. Space scientists estimated that there is a rare planetary alignment of Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Moon will occur in...

Great White Thunder Storm

In every 30 Earth years a huge storm formation will occur in the Northern hemisphere of Saturn. This rare astronomical event is known as great white thunder storm. This ammonia rich cloud formation causes by...

New record for farthest galaxy cluster

A new record for the most distant galaxy cluster has been set. Astronomers say the cluster, 11.1 billion light-years away, might have been caught right after birth. A new record for the most distant galaxy cluster...

Small Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth...

A small asteroid that two years ago flew past Earth at a comfortable distance of about 1.3 million miles (2 million kilometers) will safely fly by our planet again in a few weeks, though this time it may be much...

Galactic Superwaves - Their Effects on...

When cosmic rays from Galactic superwaves impact the Earth’s atmosphere, they produce "electron cascades." Each primary cosmic ray generates millions of secondary high energy electrons. Many of these particles...

Nasa Mars announcement: When is it and...

Nasa is due to reveal new findings about the atmosphere of Mars which could give hints about the planet's past and the possibility of life on the red planet. Nasa is to hold a press conference to give new details...

Astronomers peer inside stars, finding...

Astronomers have for the first time probed the magnetic fields in the mysterious inner regions of stars, finding they are strongly magnetized. Using a technique called asteroseismology, the scientists were able...

How to See Uranus, Mercury, Jupiter and...

The next week or two Uranus, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars are making notable appearances in the night skySometimes a whole bunch of different sky events happen over a very short period, giving skywatchers a chance to...

Hubble spies Big Bang frontiers

An international team of astronomers, led by Hakim Atek of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, has discovered over 250 tiny galaxies that existed only 600-900 million years after...

Hubbles planetary portrait captures...

In this new image of Jupiter a broad range of features have been captured, including winds, clouds and storms. The scientists behind the new images took pictures of Jupiter using Hubble’s Wide...

Comet carries alcohol, sugar

Like a roving interplanetary cocktail bar, a comet is carting around booze and sugar. The aptly named Comet Lovejoycontains ethanol and the simple sugar glycolaldehyde, researchers report online October 23...

Complex life may be possible in only 10%...

The universe may be a lonelier place than previously thought. Of the estimated 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe, only one in 10 can support complex life like that on Earth, a pair of astrophysicists...

Closest exoplanet is remarkably...

In 2012, astronomers reported a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B, an orange star that belongs to the closest star system to the sun, located a mere 4.3 light-years from Earth (artist's conception shown)....