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.
Skygazers will be treated to a bigger and brighter moon this weekend as it moves closer to Earth.
This is the view of Earth that greeted a Nasa astronaut as he ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS).
Every once in a while, the Earth passes between the moon and the sun, creating a phenomenon known as the lunar eclipse.
A limousine driver will launch himself into the atmosphere in a homemade rocket on Saturday in an attempt to prove the Earth is flat.
‘Oumuamua: All you need to know about the mysterious alien asteroid that has scientists very excited
Asteroids brushing past Earth are more common than you think but there is something special about ‘Oumuamua – the recently discovered large interstellar rock.
Space dust may have transported alien bugs to Earth – or terrestrial microbes to other planets, research suggests.