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”.
Scientists have discovered life in tiny bubbles in so-called flammable ice, providing a “tantalising clue” about the existence of life on other planets.
Two defunct satellites, racing across the sky at around 33,000mph, narrowly missed smashing into each other on Wednesday.
The astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman already knows what she wants to do when she returns to Earth.
It’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for baked goods.
Giant planets could form around small stars much faster than previously thought, astronomers say.
A pair of spacewalking astronauts have wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station, completing a job begun last autumn.
Astronomers have discovered what could be a second planet in another solar system just four light years from Earth.
Unusual objects that look like gas and behave like stars have been spotted near our galaxy’s enormous black hole, astronomers have said.
A chemical element fundamental to all living things on Earth may have come from comet strikes, astronomers say.
European space missions will allow astronomers to observe some of the most violent cosmic events in the universe, researchers 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.
When it comes to creating the biggest and brightest explosions in the universe, it takes two stars to tango.
A school student interning at Nasa helped to discover a planet with two stars, the agency has announced.
A huge component of a new rocket system has been wheeled slowly from a New Orleans spacecraft factory to a barge that will float it up the Mississippi River for testing.
Virgin Galactic’s next passenger spaceship has reached a major construction milestone, the company said.
Aliens exist and it is possible they are already here on Earth, according to the first British astronaut to go into space.
A streak of bright orange light has lit up the skies over the Pacific islands of Guam and Saipan.
Six new exoplanets orbiting very close to their stars could hold the key to understanding more about the Earth’s geology, astronomers say.
Boeing has landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert after an aborted flight to the International Space Station.
The Boeing Starliner crew capsule is due to return to Earth on Sunday as its first test flight is cut short by an improperly set clock.
The test flight of Boeing’s Starliner capsule is an important step towards the future of space exploration, the UK Space Agency has said.
Astronomers believe they have uncovered the mystery as to how ancient black holes grew quickly to become supermassive objects around 12 billion years ago.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is working towards tackling the issue of space debris with the technological version of a big hug.