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.
The Sun possesses powers which make it the most important source of energy for life on Earth, but compared to some of its galactic counterparts it may actually be a little sleepy.
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.
An asteroid more than a mile wide is set to make a pass by Earth on Wednesday, although scientists insist it poses no danger.
The Hubble Space Telescope has shown off a mesmerising new image from deep in space to mark its 30th anniversary.
Stargazers were treated to a celestial display as the Lyrids lit up the skies on Tuesday night.
Stargazers can look forward to catching the Lyrid meteor shower on Tuesday night, with up to 18 meteors expected to light up the night sky every hour.
Trains of lights in the night sky from SpaceX satellites have been amazing stargazers across the UK.
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.
Two Nasa astronauts have said they expect it will be tough returning to such a drastically changed world next week, after more than half a year at the International Space Station.
British researchers have collaborated with NASA to unveil the highest-ever resolution images of the Sun.
Stargazing enthusiasts have been marvelling at the emergence of a pink supermoon in the night skies over the UK.
A spacecraft on its way to Mercury will bid a final farewell to Earth before being slung in the direction of Venus on its long journey through space.
A pink supermoon is brightening the night skies over the UK – though there will not be any noticeable colour difference, as the name might suggest.
Astronomers say they have found the strongest evidence yet of an elusive type of black hole in space.
The second supermoon of the year is set to light up the night sky and delight skygazers on Monday evening.
Nasa astronauts have reported that lettuce grown entirely in space is as nutritious and safe to eat as lettuce grown on Earth.
An ultra-massive white dwarf star with “unusually high” levels of carbon in its atmosphere has been discovered by astronomers.
Two fifths of Britons would put money aside to be able to travel to space imminently, a survey suggests.
A Chinese probe which became the first spacecraft to land on the far side of the Moon has found the previously unexplored lunar surface to be covered in a layer of loose deposits made up of rock and dust.
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.
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.
A UK-built device that will allow astronauts to communicate with Earth at home broadband speeds has reached the International Space Station (ISS).
The UK-built Solar Orbiter has successfully sent back its first scientific measurements since being launched into space last week.
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 – which aims to unlock the secrets of the Sun – is on its way to the star.
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”.