It would take something special, but the consequences would change the Solar System as we know it
Space rock could be making its way through the Earth’s atmosphere more than we realise
If the Moon was to make an approach to Earth, at what point would its material begin to be stripped?
What can the farthest planets in the Solar System, Uranus and Neptune, tell astronomers?
Could the planets in our Solar System be getting closer and closer to the Sun?
Could black holes be a factory for unusual material at their hearts?
What is it about Pluto that made astronomers – such as the likes of Dr Mike Brown, Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) – insist on its declassification?
Planets can have moons but can large asteroids have them too?
With their billions of stars, why don’t these giant structures light up the entirety of space?
We find out if we’re likely to lose our Moon one day
Always wanted to follow a professional career in astronomy? Josh Barker from the National Space Centre gives some advice
If you journeyed to the centre of the Earth, would your weight change?
Find out here what g-force astronauts have to endure