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
Hint: it doesn’t end well for Earth…
What do we know about these rather intense gravitational regions?
We find out how Saturn is able to hold onto its stunning rings
Hint: it doesn’t end well for our planet
We investigate why this is the case
Using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the first map of the large-scale structure of the universe has been created – based entirely on the positions of quasars
We head to Mars to celebrate the Opportunity rover’s greatest discoveries of all time in the latest issue – out now!
Researchers looking for new ways to probe the nature of the universe have adopted a new strategy: looking at what’s not there
A recent study suggests that matter might in fact survive its foray into these space objects and come out the other side
“It is a bit like twisting a spoon in honey”
Astronomers searching for the galaxy’s youngest planets have found compelling evidence for one unlike any other
Moving features within the dusty disc surrounding young star AU Microscopii have been discovered
Two space telescopes have provided the most compelling confirmation yet for a collision between two black holes
These high-gravity objects come in more flavours than you might expect
The insatiable appetite of a spiral galaxy brings us a step closer in understanding how our galaxy was made
The answer might surprise you
Is there a limit to how much these exotic objects can consume?
From causing your head to swell to making you taller, here’s five facts about microgravity
Meet the stars that teach us something interesting about our own Sun