A full on smashup or a near miss? We find out what happens to planets when their galaxies collide
The recent detection of flares circling the heavy-weight objects has revealed how they grow and consume matter
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
The rocketeer who laid the foundations for the space program
The Dharma Planet Survey has shown that science fiction may be a little less so
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is now providing valuable data to help scientists discover and study exciting new exoplanets, or planets beyond our Solar System
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
Do astronauts have their spacesuits and helmets personally made for them?
We take a look at what weightlessness does to the body
How one dog went from being a stray on the streets of Moscow to the first animal to orbit the Earth
Do astronauts get struck down by space sickness?
Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, the car-sized spacecraft launched from Florida to begin its journey
Josh Barker from the National Space Centre gets to the bottom of this interesting question for us.
If we could hear in space, how far from a star would we need to be to hear it?
If you see a story about extraterrestrial intelligence on TV or online, how excited should you be?
New comprehensive mapping of the radiation pummelling icy Europa reveals where scientists should look
What causes the vivid colours in deep space photography?
Now, thanks to the efforts of the team behind the spacecraft, the first official validated topographical maps published and are available to all
“It’s not the kind of thing you’d want to spread on a slice of toast!”