Mining the Moon may be 'pie in the sky'
Moon mining China's Moon rover will survey for minerals on a dusty, barren crater named the Bay of Rainbows, but experts say any 'pot of gold' may pr
Near-Earth asteroid a 'rubble pile' of rock
Ginger rock A Chinese spacecraft has given astronomers their closest view of the near Earth asteroid 4179-Toutatis, finding it's a pile of rocks, sha
Moons leave their mark on Jupiter's aurora
Glowing footprints Ganymede's journey around Jupiter causes spots to appear in the giant planet's spectacular electric blue auroral lights, scientist
Mystery of the first stars deepens
Stellar Mystery It usually takes lots of dust and gas to make stars and galaxies, but a new study has discovered that there was very little dust arou
Comet ISON confirmed gone after brush with Sun
Confirmation NASA has confirmed that Comet ISON, which recently grabbed worldwide attention, did not survive its brush with the Sun last week.
Lunar bill could violate UN space treaty
Lunar law New laws to protect the historic Apollo lunar landing sites could be flawed, creating a direct conflict with international law and a violat