Space agency Nasa has unveiled a remastered, high resolution image of one of Jupiter’s moons - the icy Europa.Read the full story ›
A Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station has landed safely in Kazakhstan.Read the full story ›
Astronauts filmed the incredible video by putting a Go Pro camera inside a floating ball of water on the ISS.Read the full story ›
A Google executive has broken Felix Baumgartner's world record after jumping from the edge of space.Read the full story ›
A highly classified US space plane has landed back in California after two years in space, and no-one knows what it was doing.Read the full story ›
Astronaut Alexander Gerst has shared incredible pictures of Hurricane Gonzalo as the huge storm bears down on Bermuda.
The powerful Category 3 storm could raise coastal seas as much as 10 feet (3 metres).
Gonzalo has already begun to pound Bermuda with wind and heavy surf, bearing down on the tiny British territory.
The storm was centered about 100 miles (165 kilometres) south-southwest of Bermuda this afternoon with top sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph), according to the US National Hurricane Centre in Miami.
Gonzalo's eye is expected to pass close enough to be considered a direct hit.
Water vapour has been found in the atmosphere of a planet four times larges than Earth orbiting a star 124 light years away.
The discovery on the distant "exoplanet" called HAT P-11b was made after scientists analysed the data from three space telescopes and detected traces of water vapour and hydrogen.
The planet orbits a star in the constellation Cygnus, nearly 729 trillion miles from Earth. It is though to have a rocky core wrapped in a thick gaseous envelope, with surface temperatures of more than 600C. US astronomer Professor Drake Deming, from the University of Marlyland who led the research published in Nature journal said:
The water molecule is widespread in the universe. Wherever you have hydrogen and oxygen, it naturally forms. Even some sun spots are cool enough to contain water vapour, although obviously it's far too hot for life on the sun. Our ideas about the formation of planets have been developed to match our solar system, and we don't know whether other planetary systems behave the same way.
We want to test the fundamental question of whether small planets are rich in heavy elements, like the oxygen in water vapour.
Water is a pre-requisite for life, which is why finding water on planets holds such interest.
The discovery is a leap forward in the study of distant "exoplanets" that may in future uncover evidence of alien life.
The Mars Orbiter Mission cost around three-quarters of the amount it took to make Oscar-winning movie 'Gravity'.Read the full story ›
The Indian space agency's low-cost mission to Mars has successfully entered the red planet's orbit on Wednesday, making India the first country to carry out such a project in its maiden attempt.
The success of the Mars Orbiter Mission, praised for its relatively low price tag of $74 million (£45 million), will boost India's 50-year-old space programme that newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to expand with better infrastructure and technology.