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.
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.
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
While volcanic eruptions disrupt life in Indonesia, elsewhere in our solar system they might be making it interesting.
If the ESA succeeds, Rosetta’s findings could be some of the most valuable on the early history of our solar system.
Who’d be a comet in this era of rolling news coverage and internet commentary?
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.
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.
A review of <em>Science, Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence</em> by David Wilkinson.
A group of researchers is lobbying for access to £1m of the UK’s space budget. Why not?
Highest music video since Snoop Dogg's last one.
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?
The planets are the right temperature and size to support liquid water.
A beautiful NASA video of coronal rain.
Curiosity has learned about the Myspace angle.
Why cutting money from benefits might not save anything in the long run.
Unless you have looked up pictures of other space monkeys.
Miners! In! Space!
Commercial partnership will deliver the new module.
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?
Long may our exploration of the heavens continue.
Our terribly sensible attitude to space exploration is tested by exciting new discoveries.
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.
Being hit by space junk is rubbish.
Planetary Resources to Soviet meteor diamonds and beyond.
Let's focus on projects that would change the world substantively, not symbolically.
Don't put someone on Mars just for the sake of it. Build a space elevator and democratise the final frontier.
The Curiosity rover has been travelling for 10 months and made a safe touchdown this morning.
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.