ESO commemorate the newly installed adaptive optics on the Very Large Telescope by imaging celestial objects in remarkable detail
By putting a huge umbrella into space, we could come closer to finding extraterrestrial life
What causes the vivid colours in deep space photography?
Would any of the proposed plans to capture asteroids affect the Earth’s orbit?
How one of the world’s greatest astronomers shaped our understanding of the universe
Fifty-five years ago today, Tereshkova became the first woman to enter space
ESA’s Planck satellite has been studying the cosmic microwave background for over five years
The difference between watching the natural polar lights on the ground compared to from the sky
Gas giant beta Pictoris b has been heavily studied since 2009, but now its identical twin has been spotted orbiting two brown dwarf stars
Recent images taken from NASA’s Juno spacecraft show the possible presence of another volcano on the surface
In a time of gender prejudice, these women were denied the chance to fly into space, despite their obvious and remarkable capabilities
The man without whom NASA might never have made it to the Moon.
How do we measure the brightness of objects in the night sky?
Do all moons have to be solid? Let’s find out.
It’s all hands on deck to Alpha Centauri aboard the interstellar Ghost Ship
A near-Earth asteroid discovered last year turns out to be two objects of equal size orbiting each other
Using the power and synergy of two space telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe’s expansion rate.
For the first time ever, high-energy cosmic neutrinos have been detected coming from an energetic galaxy known as a blazar
Signals from rare black hole-neutron star pairs could pinpoint rate at which universe is growing
During a test of the HAWK-I camera, the Very Large Telescope captured this amazing image of a young generation of stars blossoming with colour