The first two Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites, launched on August 22 from the Guiana Space Centre, have not reached their intended orbits. The satellites were launched as payload […]
The EU satellite navigation programme Galileo signed a 500 million euro agreement for three Ariane-5 launchers on August 20 with Arianespace, which wi ...
A space probe that has been racing across the solar system to catch up with a comet for a decade will finally reach its historic destination Wednesday ...
Bulgaria will join much of the rest of the planet in seeing a Super Moon on July 12 2014, the first of three this year. A Super Moon happens when [&he ...
Astronomers say they’ve discovered “an Earth-size diamond in space.” The white dwarf star, some 900 million light-years away, could be the coldest and faintest such star detected. “It’s a really […]
Three former astronauts are sounding the alarm about the dangers our planet faces from asteroid impacts and how steps must be taken now to protect against a catastrophic asteroid strike. […]
The EU is set to launch the first satellite of its ambitious civilian Earth-monitoring programme, Copernicus, on April 3. The Sentinel-1A satellite will carry an advanced radar to scan Earth’s […]
Whenever you think of a planet with rings around it, Saturn probably comes to mind first. Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune – the four outer giant planets – also have rings, […]
NASA’s Kepler mission said on February 26 2014 that it had found 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system, […]
The discovery of a three-star system may yield clues that help scientists define the true nature of gravity. The system, which consists of two white dwarf stars and a superdense pulsar, […]