We take a look at why the members of the Solar System vary in colour
What is the longest-period comet we know about?
We reveal the answer to this intriguing question
Out of the eight planets, from Mercury to Neptune, on which of these would you weigh the least?
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
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