The Gaia satellite has spotted an enormous ‘ghost’ galaxy lurking on the outskirts of the Milky Way
Could black holes be a factory for unusual material at their hearts?
Sophie Allan at the National Space Centre looks at whether astronauts can land on the surface of comets – our Solar System’s travelling space snowballs
ESA’s Gaia found evidence in the night sky that points to the fact our galaxy did not form alone
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
On the second anniversary of Rosetta’s conclusion, astronomers look back on what was learnt and what’s still to come
Find out why only two of the inner planets have a shield from harmful space radiation
Prolonged data collect by ESA’s Gaia and Hipparcos satellites revealed the mass of exoplanet Beta Pictoris b
Could the cosmos be part of many more universes?
Europe’s first mission to Mercury will target the early morning of 19 October 2018 for launch, Arianespace and ESA have recently announced
Radar data points to a pond buried under layers of ice and dust in the south polar region of the Red Planet
ESA’s Planck satellite has been studying the cosmic microwave background for over five years
Using the power and synergy of two space telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe’s expansion rate.
The last installment includes the iconic images of finding lander Philae and the orbiter’s final descent to Comet 67P’s surface
By comparing the mass of ESO 325-G004 with the curvature of space around it, the astronomers found that gravity on these astronomical length-scales behaves as predicted by general relativity
New research into the formation of Pluto explores the idea that the dwarf planet was originally formed from ancient comets
The Moon’s relatively static surface is the ideal calibration candidate for Earth-observing instruments
Computer simulations, combined with data from the Rosetta spacecraft, demonstrate that the comet could have been created after the formation of our Solar System
ESA’s Integral space observatory spotted X-rays emitted from a unusual binary star system
Three Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 lack hydrogen in their atmospheres, which could be a good sign for its habitability