Astronomy


05 October 2018

With NASA turning 60, Professor Andrew Coates of University College London, spoke to Sam Brown about what's next...

15 December 2017

How the building blocks of life might have formed

21 November 2017

New results shed light on excess positrons.

16 November 2017

Space scientists have confirmed the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting a cool, calm star about 11 light years...

14 September 2017

After 13 years in orbit about Saturn, and making some of the most important discoveries in our Solar System, the...

08 September 2017

Scientists rewrite the rules of Jupiter’s auroras to explain the latest data from NASA's Juno Mission.

28 July 2017

Scientists report the first conclusive detection of vinyl cyanide, a molecule that could form cell-membrane like...

06 April 2017

An atmosphere around an Earth-sized planet has been detected for the first time by UK scientists.

07 November 2016

A new theory on the Moon's formation has been proposed by scientists and it involves a big crash and a very fast...

02 September 2016

The dwarf planet Ceres spills its secrets with a series of six studies published today in the journal Science.

20 May 2016

Mars was once home to enormous tidal waves, new evidence suggests.

03 March 2016

The first step towards a space-based gravitational wave telescope has been tested successfully by the European Space...

15 January 2016

One of the biggest astronomical explosions ever seen has been spotted in a galaxy far, far away.

03 July 2015

Pits dotted across the surface of comet 67P-Churyumov-Gerasimenko point to a hollow interior, according to new data...

19 June 2015

As big as a golf ball seen from 10 million km away, scientists have weighed the smallest planet yet discovered orbiting...

16 June 2015

The Philae lander, deployed onto the surface of comet 67-P-Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014, has begun to to send back...

18 May 2015

The Soviets were the first to send a man into space, so why are so many Russian spacecraft failing since?

07 May 2015

A 'super-Earth' water planet could actually be volcanic, changing our understanding of volcanism and plate...

02 May 2015

Exposure to radiation during space travel damages brain tissue and affects performance, a new study has shown.

11 April 2015

That the Earth's Moon owes its origins to a cosmic collision four-and-a-half billion years ago seems increasingly...

26 February 2015

The cosmic gales from black holes could be putting a hault to new, nearby stars forming...

30 January 2015

This week Earth was treated to a fly-past by an asteroid with its own moon...

30 January 2015

A system of 11-billion-year-old Earth-sized planets has been discovered, increasing the likelihood of finding...

16 January 2015

Space ice contains the chemical building blocks for life