By putting a huge umbrella into space, we could come closer to finding extraterrestrial life
Researchers in astronomy, biology and geology have come together in the search for life on distant planets
One of the James Webb Space Telescope’s preliminary missions will be to search for water in a nearby star-forming region
Three Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 lack hydrogen in their atmospheres, which could be a good sign for its habitability
Astronomers hope to understand the elusive object that forms a bridge between stars and planets
Since astronomers first measured the size of an extrasolar planet 17 years ago, they have struggled to answer the question: how did the largest planets get to be so large?
After much consideration, the next-generation instrument will observe 13 targets in its first five months of scientific observations
Hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve chances of locating life in the cosmos
The system has both the largest number of Earth-sized planets yet found and the largest number of worlds that could support liquid water on their surfaces
Missions may be able to sample the Jupiter moon’s ocean without having to drill through miles of ice
Astronomers have obtained the most precise measurement yet of how fast the universe is expanding at the present time
Similar in size and temperature to Venus and Earth, the exoplanets are the best targets so far in our search for life
Don’t miss the transit of Mercury with our complete guide to the rarest astronomical event of the decade
Astronomers have shattered the cosmic distance record by measuring the farthest galaxy ever seen in the universe
The 18th and final primary mirror segment has now been installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched
Meet the NASA scientists planning to evacuate Earth and save the human race in the latest edition of All About Space – out now!
All About Space takes a look at Earth’s newly discovered cousin
We find out which spacecraft will be the next big thing in our exploration of the universe
With no air in space, do engineers have to take more care? We take a look…
Discover what’s inside All About Space issue 16 now!