As the first primate in space, Ham paved the way for human exploration
We go on a brand new mission to the swiftest planet in the Solar System in issue 29 – on sale now!
We take a look at how this beautiful twilight feature is made
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We take a look at what we can expect for the future of space propulsion
We give you a few pointers on how to start sketching the objects you see through your telescope
Visible light, infrared radiation and X-rays come together to reveal the beautiful inner workings of the Eagle nebula
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Measuring the size of these pint-sized worlds is more complicated than it seems…
We take a look at why the universe is mapped in such a shape
We take a look at when the best time is to see this strange phenomenon
This space object seems to have perfect symmetry. We take a look to find out why
Lions live in co-operative social groups, working together to hunt, fight and raise their young
How did this beautiful gas planet get its stunning rings?
Want to observe our closest spiral galaxy? Read on to find out how you can
When the European Southern Observatory needs a star, it just creates its own
Your chance to ask a question of one of science’s leading lights and win a ticket to Starmus 2014
Discover the tricks and tactics dolphins use to catch fish
We’re able to detect them but is it possible to figure out the colours of the distant worlds we find?
The manned missions we’ve sent to the Moon have been treated to incredible sights of our planet
From the makers of How It Works: a fun, accessible magazine for young readers launches 31 July – free preview!
Sir Nils Olav has been an honorary member since 1972
We take a look at which mission will be leaving the Earth’s atmosphere to head to another world within the solar neighbourhood
Astronomer’s paradise or a light pollution hell? We reposition our Solar System to find out