An exoplanet more than double the size of Earth could potentially be habitable, astronomers have found.
An American man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky before plunging back down to earth.
Astronomers have observed an exoplanet orbiting a star in just over 18 hours – the shortest orbital period ever seen for a planet of its type.
The oxygenation events which paved the way to intelligent life roaming Earth may have been more spontaneous than believed, according to a new study.
More than a third of Britons believe humans will inevitably have to live in space due to the Earth becoming increasingly uninhabitable.
Those looking towards the sun on Monday may notice a tiny black disc moving across the glowing orb in a rare celestial event.
An asteroid almost twice the height of the Shard will pass by Earth on Saturday night, scientists have said.
Primitive food producers had transformed Earth’s ecology as far back as 4,000 years ago, a study suggests, challenging prevailing notions that human-caused environmental change is only a recent phenomenon.
A single enzyme found in early single-cell life forms could explain why oxygen levels in the atmosphere remained low for half of the Earth’s existence.
The Earth and its continents may have been shifting for longer than scientists previously thought.
Mars could be made habitable by the creation of small islands that mimic the Earth’s greenhouse effect, according to new research.
Rapper Lil Dicky has released the star-studded music video for his Earth song, intended to raise awareness of climate change.
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.
A new analysis shows that while Earth was slightly cooler last year than the previous few years, it was still the fourth warmest year on record.
The number of asteroids hitting Earth and the moon have increased over the past 290 million years, research suggests.
Scientists are to start a project which could see new materials created in space with properties which are impossible to develop on Earth.
A giant glowing Earth will be installed next to the skeleton of the blue whale at the Natural History Museum.
A tiny Nasa tasked with testing new technology in space has managed to capture a breathtaking image of the Earth and the moon from more than 600,000 miles away.
A sunset over Antarctica and a rare cloud-free picture of northern Europe are among pictures captured by a European satellite just weeks after it launched.
Jupiter and Venus have been pushing Earth’s orbit off-track for at least 215 million years, according to a new study.
You can now see what the Earth looked like millions of years ago – thanks to an interactive map that lets you travel back in time.
An aerospace company that hopes to launch a network of satellites to provide a continuous live feed of the whole of Earth has been backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
A discovery about the origin of the Earth’s oceans makes it more likely that life exists beyond the solar system.
The moon “hatched” from the early Earth like a chick from an egg, a new theory has suggested.
Plants colonised the continents 100 million years earlier than previously thought, new research has shown.
The Nasa spacecraft that made close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken.
A Nasa spacecraft on its way to a rendezvous with an asteroid managed to capture a breathtaking image of the Earth and the moon from three million miles away.
Skygazers were treated to “the biggest and brightest” supermoon of the year as it rose across Britain on New Year’s Day.
The Earth’s atmosphere is good at shielding its inhabitants from space rocks hurtling towards the planet because of its strong air pressure, scientists have found.
Skygazers from around the world were treated to a spectacular view of the supermoon as it moved closer to Earth.