Space shocker – Voyager probe finds that Solar System isn't round
Ancient space probes sent out on a long-distance research mission during the 1970s are continuing to send back valuable data 30 years after they first launched. The Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft have each now entered a vast region of space on the very edge of the solar system, a point where the solar wind blowing outward meets the interstellar wind blowing in.
British space exploration lives on! MoonLITE probe heading Moon-wards in 2012
Only about 35 years after the last American stood on the Moon, Britain is going back – with a decidedly non-thrilling unmanned probe.
Designed by mainly British scientists – with complicated navigational bits provided by NASA – the £100m MoonLITE probe will hopefully be on its way by 2012…