By Ben Dryer - 26 February 16:31
The European Space Agency's Gaia telescope is so powerful, it see stars with power akin to measuring the width of a human hair at a distance of 500 km.
By Michael Brooks - 25 February 10:00
A legal loophole has made it impossible to say who can claim the moon - but with a wealth of minerals and "rare earth" elements, plus huge potential for space exploration, we'll have to get up there and fight it out.
By Helen Lewis - 24 February 10:08
Within a few decades, we will have the technological ability to send humans to the red planet - as long as they don't want to come back home again.
By Stefano Meschiari - 06 February 9:28
One of Kepler’s most exciting discoveries was proving the existence of circumbinary planets: planets that orbit two stars, which are themselves bound together by gravity in an often-tight orbital dance (just like Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine i
By Michael Brooks - 30 January 12:28
While volcanic eruptions disrupt life in Indonesia, elsewhere in our solar system they might be making it interesting.
By Ian Steadman - 30 January 11:28
If the ESA succeeds, Rosetta’s findings could be some of the most valuable on the early history of our solar system.
By Michael Brooks - 27 November 15:00
Who’d be a comet in this era of rolling news coverage and internet commentary?
By Ian Steadman - 18 October 12:58
2013 TV135 is meant to be a 410m space rock of death, but it's OK - there's a 99.998% chance it'll miss us.
By Michael Brooks - 10 October 15:16
Whether we’re trying to find out where it came from, or how to siphon off some of its energy, grappling with the moon is harder than it looks.
By Emma Crichton-Miller - 30 August 11:34
A review of <em>Science, Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence</em> by David Wilkinson.
By Michael Brooks - 25 July 8:58
A group of researchers is lobbying for access to £1m of the UK’s space budget. Why not?
By Alex Hern - 13 May 8:01
Highest music video since Snoop Dogg's last one.
By Laurie Penny - 30 April 8:04
Would you sign up for a perilous journey, knowing that you’ve got just one shot at making the human race a bit better, a bit braver?
By Alex Hern - 19 April 16:41
The planets are the right temperature and size to support liquid water.
By Alex Hern - 22 February 16:15
A beautiful NASA video of coronal rain.
By Alex Hern - 08 February 9:20
Curiosity has learned about the Myspace angle.
By Michael Brooks - 07 February 6:03
Why cutting money from benefits might not save anything in the long run.
By Alex Hern - 28 January 16:19
Unless you have looked up pictures of other space monkeys.
By Alex Hern - 23 January 10:51
Miners! In! Space!
By Alex Hern - 15 January 12:55
Commercial partnership will deliver the new module.
By Maggie Aderin-Pocock - 19 December 9:26
After 35 years, Voyager 1 is finally leaving the solar system – the first man-made object ever to do so. What has its journey meant?
By Michael Brooks - 19 December 5:57
Long may our exploration of the heavens continue.
By Michael Brooks - 25 October 9:36
Our terribly sensible attitude to space exploration is tested by exciting new discoveries.
By Alex Hern - 14 October 20:05
Today, a man jumped off a balloon 36km up in the air, freefalling from space for almost four and a half minutes.
This is really all you need to see to understand that.
By Liam Stoker - 04 October 10:47
Being hit by space junk is rubbish.
By Sarah Blackman - 27 September 14:57
Planetary Resources to Soviet meteor diamonds and beyond.
By Alex Hern - 29 August 15:36
Let's focus on projects that would change the world substantively, not symbolically.
By Alex Hern - 27 August 10:18
Don't put someone on Mars just for the sake of it. Build a space elevator and democratise the final frontier.
By Alex Hern - 06 August 8:16
The Curiosity rover has been travelling for 10 months and made a safe touchdown this morning.
By David Miliband - 11 July 12:11
The Virgin entrepreneur and adventurer talks to David Miliband about tax avoidance, Bob Diamond, why Europe needs a joint army and why he’ll never back any one political party.