It’s a fairly dry and dusty world, so how did Mars get its frosty poles?
On 21 January skywatchers across many parts of the world will be able to see a total eclipse of the Moon
Could the planets in our Solar System be getting closer and closer to the Sun?
What is it about this terrestrial world’s atmosphere that gives it its unusual colour?
Do comets look as vibrant when they’re not getting a helping hand from the Sun?
Meet the future technology that could harness power and energy from a star in the most unusual way
Outside the Earth’s atmosphere, was it safe for the Apollo astronauts to image the Sun?
Astronomer’s paradise or a light pollution hell? We reposition our Solar System to find out
The Parker Solar Probe recently made the closest approach to the Sun by any other spacecraft before it
Could black holes be a factory for unusual material at their hearts?
The Kappa equation accounts for the space plasma particle distributions and characterises their thermodynamic behaviour
Hint: it doesn’t end well for Earth…
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
It’s a mystery that has baffled astronomers for many years
Why does the Moon sport a reddish tint during a lunar eclipse?
We find out the type of route a comet takes through the solar neighbourhood
Correctly matching models to reality can help astronomers foresee any disturbances in space weather that could potentially damage technology and harm astronauts
Find out why only two of the inner planets have a shield from harmful space radiation
Observing the Sun’s microwave emission has revealed new information about the star’s solar flares