This kind of event has only been clearly seen at the centre of a galaxy before, not at the outer edges
The rocketeer who laid the foundations for the space program
Things are heating up at NASA as Solar Probe Plus prepares to take a plunge into the Sun
Did this pioneering astronomer invent and use a telescope for the first time?
The pioneer of the sky created the catalogue of deep sky objects.
Could space travel on a Star Trek scale ever become a reality?
Mysterious features seen in light emitted from active galactic nuclei may be due to partial obscuration by dust clouds
A 50-year old ‘podcast’ has now returned to the airwaves with an updated twist and exciting new content
One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half.
They might have lost the race to the Moon, but the Soviets beat NASA to the punch when it came to space stations…
The amateur astronomer who discovered Pluto and visited the dwarf planet after his death
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has been observing the most energetic events and objects in the universe for the past ten years
Studying the infrared emissions of infant stars has revealed the presence of tiny pieces of interstellar dust
Meet the father of the Apollo programme
By putting a huge umbrella into space, we could come closer to finding extraterrestrial life
It might be a great view, but would it also devastate our planet?
The life and work of one of the world’s greatest scientific minds
Life without our Solar System’s only star would be rather uncomfortable, to say the least.
Observations of X-ray emissions around the four-light-year-distant star system shows encouraging signs for habitability of any orbiting exoplanets
Find out why the hottest planet in the Solar System is so bright in our night sky.