Curiosity rover peers at rocks of Mount Sharp
After a couple of years of racing towards Mount Sharp (Aeolis Mons), now it's time for the Curiosity rover to get a better look at its Martian surroundings. The rover has reached its stated science destination ...
Image: Interact Robot Centaur designed for remote operation aboard the International Space Station
Visitors to the ESA Technical Centre's Open Day came face to face with a centaur as they toured the telerobotics laboratory.
Hubble maps temperature, water vapor on wild exoplanet
A team of scientists including a University of Colorado Boulder professor used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to make the most detailed global map yet of the glow from a giant, oddball planet orbiting another ...
Fingerprints of life on Mars
NASA's Astrobiology Institute (NAI) announced that the SETI Institute has been selected as a new member of the NAI for a 5-year research program, "Changing Planetary Environments and the Fingerprints of Life." ...
The difficulty of using the Doppler shift to measure the wobble of a star
One of the biggest advances of astronomy in the past decade has been the discovery of planets orbiting other stars, known as exoplanets. But just how many exoplanets have been discovered? According to the ...
Global 3-D Mars image from ISRO's MOM and ESA's Rosetta
Here's another breathtakingly glorious view from India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) – her first global 3-D portrait of her new home careening around the Red Planet.
Get ready for a total lunar eclipse
Look up towards the east on Wednesday night (October 8) and a total lunar eclipse will be visible from across Australia.
Researcher studies possibility of metal snow on Venus
Is it snowing metal on Venus? Erika Kohler is trying to find out.
Image: MOM snaps spectacular portrait of the red planet
MOM is truly something special.
The origins of local planetary orbits
A plutino is an asteroid-sized body that orbits the Sun in a 2:3 resonance with Neptune. They are named after Pluto, which also orbits the Sun twice for every three orbits of Neptune. It is thought that Pluto ...
US-India to collaborate on Mars exploration
The United States and India, fresh from sending their own respective spacecraft into Mars' orbit earlier this month, on Tuesday agreed to cooperate on future exploration of the Red Planet.
Astronomers find 'cousin' planets around twin stars
European astronomers have found two new Jupiter-sized extra-solar planets, each orbiting one star of a binary-star system.
MOM eyes the limb of Mars after historic arrival
India's maiden interplanetary voyager, the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has transmitted a breathtaking new image eyeing the limb of Mars and its atmosphere against the blackness of space.
India's MOM captures first image of the red planet
India's "history creating" maiden interplanetary voyager, the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has captured her historic first image of the Red Planet.