The mystery of what happened a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away may finally have some light shed on it.
Astronomers believe they have shed light on why some of the brightest objects in the sky change colour.
Astronomers have presented a twist on how we see our galaxy, the Milky Way, with a new three-dimensional map.
Nasa’s planet spotting telescope has uncovered another three planets, which scientists say include the first nearby super-Earth.
Scientists say they have discovered three new planets outside our solar system which orbit a star situated 73 light years away from Earth.
A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has blasted off on a fast-track trip to the International Space Station.
Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson has said his spaceship has just a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip.
US vice president Mike Pence has paid tribute to astronaut Neil Armstrong as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
The EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system has been down for four days as a result of a technical incident on the ground.
Going back to the moon is a waste of money, according to the presenter behind the BBC’s coverage of the first moon landing 50 years ago.
Apollo 11 was an unprecedented mission, meaning there was always the possibility that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would not make it back from the moon’s surface.
The UK is hoping to provide essential communication between the moon and scientists on Earth as multinational plans to build a new space station around the moon get under way.
Data indicates a spacecraft successfully landed on a distant asteroid and completed its historic mission of collecting underground samples that scientists hope will provide clues to the origin of the solar system, Japan’s space agency said.
Virgin Galactic’s sister company Virgin Orbit has conducted a drop test of its air-launched satellite booster over California in a key step towards space missions.
A dog-like robot being developed to hop across complex terrain on other planets has been used to play a live-action game of ping pong in its latest phase of testing.
Glasgow-built satellites which could revolutionise how data is downloaded from space have been sent into orbit around Earth after blasting off on a Russian rocket on Friday morning.
A group of volunteer astronomers are helping the Ministry of Defence monitor objects as small as freezers in space as it becomes increasingly congested.
Levels of methane on Mars have dropped following a spike detected by Nasa’s Curiosity Rover last week which fuelled discussions about the possibility of life.
A Nasa rover on Mars has detected its largest amount of methane yet, which could be an early indication of life on the Red Planet.
A sperm bank could one day be set up in space, scientists have suggested.
A mission to chase down a comet is being led by UK scientists in a bid to discover fresh details about the dawn of our solar system.
Americans prefer a space programme that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a new poll shows.
YouTube prankster LadBaby is raising money for a children’s charity by selling a Buzz Lightyear toy he previously launched into space.
US space agency Nasa has captured its closest and most-detailed image yet of Bennu, a 78 billion kilogram asteroid which makes a close approach to Earth every six years.
Doubts have been cast on the suitability of the site chosen as the location for the UK’s first major spaceport.
Nasa scientists tweeted a Star Trek joke after a photo was captured of a “dune footprint” on the surface of Mars that looks similar to the Starfleet insignia from the hit sci-fi TV show.
Plans to create a vertical launch commercial spaceport on a Scottish island have been unveiled by a development consortium.
American space agency Nasa has announced it is opening the International Space Station up to new commercial opportunities such as space tourism from 2020.
Schoolchildren from across the north-east are being asked to name a toy cow which will be sent to space.
SpaceX has begun to roll out a network of orbiting satellites that will beam internet coverage down to Earth as part of a new broadband scheme.