Mission to Pluto
Dwarf planet, planet, icy body: call it what you will, it remains one of the most mysterious and fascinating worlds in the Solar System yet to be explored. And in July, more than eight decades since its discovery, we’ll finally have some answers when the New Horizons spacecraft arrives at Pluto.
10 cosmic record breakers
As we refine our understanding of space phenomena – both via spacecraft and ever-advancing telescopes – we’ve been able to observe some true cosmic extremes.
Mapping the Milky Way
A billion stars… and a billion-pixel camera. The space telescope Gaia is scanning the skies to make a vast 3D map of the Milky Way.
Get into stargazing
The dark winter nights provide the perfect opportunity to head outside to get started in astronomy – with or without a telescope.