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.
A chemical element fundamental to all living things on Earth may have come from comet strikes, astronomers say.
A bright star visible to the naked eye has revealed fresh insight into a collision that happened in the Milky Way more than 11 billion years ago, astronomers say.
Six new exoplanets orbiting very close to their stars could hold the key to understanding more about the Earth’s geology, astronomers say.
A Nasa spacecraft has begun to unlock the mysteries of the Sun’s scorching atmosphere after setting the record for becoming the closest man-made object to the star.
Astronomers have observed the highest energy radiation ever seen in gamma-ray bursts – the most powerful cosmic explosions in the universe.
Nasa’s Voyager 2 has reported back with its initial cosmic findings – a year after becoming the second man-made object to “leave” the Solar System.
A giant rock thought to be the fourth largest asteroid in the solar system could be a dwarf planet, astronomers have said.
Two astronauts have completed the first-ever female-only spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) after more than seven hours.
The US president has congratulated two astronauts undertaking the first ever female spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS), telling them “you’re doing an incredible job”.
A spacecraft designed by UK scientists to observe the sun in “unprecedented” detail is heading to the US ahead of its launch next year.
The first ever all-female spacewalk has kicked off at the International Space Station (ISS).
Nasa is gearing up for the first ever all-female spacewalk on Friday following a power system failure at the International Space Station (ISS).
It may sound like the stuff of science fiction but researchers in China have put forward a bold proposal to take care of the debris surrounding Earth’s orbit using giant lasers.