Living in space affects cells at the genetic level, according to a study of roundworms.
First-time space flyer Victor Glover hitched a ride into the history books after becoming the first black crew member to set up camp on the International Space Station (ISS) for long-term stay.
Astronomers have discovered a “fossil galaxy” hidden in the depths of the Milky Way.
SpaceX is delaying its bid to send four astronauts into low-Earth orbit as part of its first operational crewed flight to the International Space Station (ISS).
Mysterious ultrabright and potent flashes of energy, more powerful than those emitted by the sun, have been spotted in the Milky Way for the first time.
As humanity marks the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence in low-Earth orbit, a leading space expert in the UK has described the International Space Station (ISS) as an invaluable scientific resource.
Space scientists around the world are preparing to mark the 20th anniversary of humanity’s continuous presence in outer space.
The UK Space Agency has signed a “historic agreement” with Nasa to help support its forthcoming Moon missions.
A “shadow” cast by a supermassive black hole appears to have proved Albert Einstein right once again, according to astrophysicists.
Earth may have lost up to 60% of its atmosphere in a collision that led to the formation of the Moon more than four billion years ago, scientists believe.
Astronomers have observed two collapsed stars of different masses locked in a “fiercely tight” orbit which, they say, could help shed light on some of the universe’s biggest mysteries.
Two “super-Earths” have been discovered orbiting one of the brightest red dwarf stars in the sky.
The interior ocean in Jupiter’s moon Europa may be able to sustain life, Nasa scientists believe.
An exoplanet the size of Neptune has been discovered orbiting a young star which, astronomers say, is relatively close to Earth.
Scientists have found a way to measure the lifetime of a neutron, a subatomic particle with a neutral charge, from space for the first time.
The mysterious lava-like structures on the surface of Mars may have been caused by mud and not lava, according to a new study.
Salad seeds that went on a round trip to outer space and back grew at a slightly slower rate than their Earth-bound counterparts, scientists have found.
Skygazers can look forward to seeing several shooting stars on Tuesday night, as the Earth passes through the dust left over from Halley’s Comet.
An asteroid more than a mile wide skimmed past Earth on Wednesday, hurtling through space at a speed of around 19,000 miles per hour.
A star orbiting a supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way moves in a way that was predicted by physicist Albert Einstein more than a century ago, astronomers have found.
The second supermoon of the year is set to light up the night sky and delight skygazers on Monday evening.
An ultra-massive white dwarf star with “unusually high” levels of carbon in its atmosphere has been discovered by astronomers.
A Nasa spacecraft sent to study the deep interior of Mars has confirmed the planet to be seismically active, or in other words, prone to quakes.
A UK-built device that will allow astronauts to communicate with Earth at home broadband speeds has reached the International Space Station (ISS).
Scientists are ramping up their efforts in the search for signs of alien life.
A UK-built device that will allow astronauts to communicate with Earth at home broadband speeds is set to be launched on Friday evening.
Mars formed gradually, accumulating mass over a period of 20 million years by pulling particles into its gravitational field, scientists believe.
The Solar Orbiter, a spacecraft designed and built in the UK, is ready for its journey to the Sun in a mission to unlock its secrets.
A spacecraft built to unlock the mysteries of the Sun has been described as “the most significant UK investment in a space science mission for a generation”.
Astronomers have discovered what could be a second planet in another solar system just four light years from Earth.