The latest Gaia data reveals how the Milky Way, Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies will collide in the future
Heroes of Space: Charles Messier
The pioneer of the sky created the catalogue of deep sky objects.
Heroes of Space: Henrietta Swan Leavitt
On this day in 1868 an unsung astronomer, who helped to discover our place in the universe, was born
Photonics are now being used in the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life
A group of students have been scrutinising the Andromeda galaxy using new techniques in the hope to find any signal of intelligent life
Small galaxies challenge dark matter
New studies of satellite galaxies in Centaurus A show results that challenge our current understanding of almost 27 per cent of the universe
NASA’s Hubble unlocks clues to how stars are born in the Andromeda Galaxy
Amazingly, our closest spiral and our very own galaxy have been found to have the same amount of newborn stars
Five facts you didn’t know about the Andromeda galaxy
Despite its familiarity, our closest spiral galaxy still manages to amaze us
BBC Stargazing LIVE Part 4: 5 amazing night sky sights
Has BBC Stargazing LIVE left you itching to get out there and observe the heavens? Then get your binoculars, telescopes and imaging equipment at the ready and see how many of these night sky gems you can spot!
If the universe is expanding, why are we on a collision course with the Andromeda galaxy?
Gemma Lavender heads straight into this one to find us the answer.