WATER with properties similar to that found in our oceans has been discovered in a comet for the first time.
IT COULD be considered the most elite job both on and off the planet, a career that offers stellar prospects and, eventually, a little business travel.
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Rob Elliot makes a living from falling stars as the UK's only full-time meteorite hunter. Our reporter speaks to him
Harrier jets in a dogfight with a "bright light" above the Queen's Highland home at Balmoral and a glowing white ball "like a flying jellyfish" over East Kilbride are among the alleged UFO sightings made to the Ministry of Defence.
SKYWATCHERS will be out tonight to enjoy this year's display of Perseid meteors.
NASA says its surviving Mars rover Opportunity has reached the rim of Endeavour crater after a near three-year trek across the planet's surface.
THE Mars rover Opportunity is nearing the rim of a vast crater to begin a new round of exploration.
US SPACE agency Nasa has launched a solar-powered spacecraft on a five-year mission to Jupiter.
FINGER-like features visible in images from Mars may be streams of salty water spilling over the rims of craters, scientists believe.
IT IS the King of the Planets, the largest in the solar system and fifth from the Sun, wreathed in thick cloud which has kept its surface cloaked in mystery.
EARTH may once have had two moons: the one that shines at night today and a smaller companion, according to a new theory.
SCOTLAND'S Astronomer Royal has pipped a billion-dollar US aerospace defence conglomerate at the post by working out how comets - which have the potential to destroy life on Earth - die when they hit the sun.
IT WAS a tranquil ending for such a momentous occasion. Nasa's space shuttle Atlantis glided silently back to Earth at the conclusion of its last mission yesterday, an understated finale to a 30-year era of human space flight punctuated by many extraordinary highs and two disasters.
WITH the retirement of the space shuttle fleet, Nasa is facing one of the biggest challenges in its 53-year history.
SPACE shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth for the last landing of the 30-year programme today.
It may make economic sense to give up on the dream of travelling to the Moon, but at what cost to human endeavour?
Blustery weather permitting, this weekend will see the very last launch in the 30-year Space Shuttle programme. Here Ken MacTaggart, a Scot who has worked for Nasa, charts its ups and downs
A NEWLY-discovered asteroid will have a close encounter with Earth on Monday, but there's no need to worry, according to Nasa.
The most complete 3D map of the local universe has been unveiled by British astronomers.
Endeavour's commander urged America to continue to "reach for the stars" yesterday as he led the orbiter on its 25th and final space mission, marking another historic moment in Nasa history and another chapter in his own extraordinary story.