We find out why galaxies are orientated this way
If life was wiped out on Earth, could it evolve again?
We answer this intriguing question
Is the Moon drifting away from Earth?
We find out if we’re likely to lose our Moon one day
Why send people into space when a robotic spacecraft costs less?
We take a look at the answer to this intriguing question
When was Polaris first discovered as the North Star?
Has Polaris always been known as the North Star?
How much of the Moon’s surface can we see from Earth?
You would be forgiven in thinking that you can see the whole of the Moon
SpaceX’s Starman and Elon Musk’s Tesla have made a lap around the Sun
The deep-space duo have come full circle
Why do some planets appear to move backwards through the sky?
You might not be aware, but planets can gradually change direction in the sky. We find out why
Post Office releases commemorative Apollo 11 Moon landing stamps
The Isle of Man Post Office has issued a set of eight stamps to commemorate the Apollo space program and the 50th Anniversary of the first manned flight to land on the lunar surface
What does the future hold for Earth’s “third pole”?
NASA is keeping an eye on the highest mountain ranges in Asia, as climate change alters the local ecology – and not for the better
Why are all the planets different colours if they formed at the same time?
We take a look at why the members of the Solar System vary in colour
Which comet takes the longest to orbit the Sun?
What is the longest-period comet we know about?
What would happen to a rocket that couldn’t reach escape velocity?
We reveal the answer to this intriguing question
On which planet would I weigh the least?
Out of the eight planets, from Mercury to Neptune, on which of these would you weigh the least?
Hubble Space Telescope snaps stunning view of crowded cluster
These compact stellar gatherings orbit around galaxies and typically reside in their outer and less-crowded areas, gathering to form dense communities in the galactic suburbs
QUIZ: Can you answer these questions about our planet?
Think you know everything about our blue marble? Prove it by taking our quickfire in celebration of Earth Day
Earth Day 2019: Humanity’s devastating impact on our planet
The day marks a celebration of the ‘Pale Blue Dot’ – and the spacecraft keeping a watchful eye on climate change and human impacts
Watch Live: First black hole image? Major discovery to be announced today
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is set to release its first results – tune in wherever you are in the world
Earth’s unique magnetic field helped its habitability
A planet’s magnetic field can help shield it from cosmic rays, stellar winds and other harmful radiation
How close would the Moon need to get to Earth until it was pulled apart?
If the Moon was to make an approach to Earth, at what point would its material begin to be stripped?