Think you know everything about our blue marble? Prove it by taking our quickfire in celebration of Earth Day
The day marks a celebration of the ‘Pale Blue Dot’ – and the spacecraft keeping a watchful eye on climate change and human impacts
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is set to release its first results – tune in wherever you are in the world
A planet’s magnetic field can help shield it from cosmic rays, stellar winds and other harmful radiation
If the Moon was to make an approach to Earth, at what point would its material begin to be stripped?
It’s all hands on deck to Alpha Centauri aboard the interstellar Ghost Ship
We find out what you’d be able to see if you were a Martian stargazer
Is there a reasoning behind it or is it still a mystery? We take a look…
Astronomer’s paradise or a light pollution hell? We reposition our Solar System to find out
Hint: it doesn’t end well for Earth…
The short-lived blaze of glory was witnessed on Earth in 1670 as a nova, which is now known as CK Vulpeculae
The mission will not only seek new planets but will also investigate the properties of their host stars, and determine the planetary masses, sizes and ages with unprecedented accuracy
Why does the Moon sport a reddish tint during a lunar eclipse?
Cryovolcanism has erupted throughout the history of Ceres, but such continuous activity has not had the same extensive impact on the dwarf planet’s surface as standard volcanism on Earth
Find out why only two of the inner planets have a shield from harmful space radiation
How do space rocks make such large dents in celestial bodies?
The Polish astronomer who revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Solar System.
The event of 11 August 2018, was viewed by dedicated eclipse observers and others from the northern part of the Earth
Would any of the proposed plans to capture asteroids affect the Earth’s orbit?
Gemma Lavender gets to the bottom of this question for us.