Still in a pickle as to what to buy the astronomer or space fan in your life, or perhaps looking for a good read to take you away from the festive hubbub? Look no further than our pick of the top 12 books that should be on your Santa list this Christmas, selected from the past year's monthly reviews in BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
The study of a growing galaxy 10 billion lightyears away has sparked a new theory as to how the largest galaxies in the Universe form.
The first images captured by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter have been released by the European Space Agency, hinting at the close-up images of the Martian surface that are yet to come.
The discovery of a large body of water ice the size of Lake Superior could provide future human missions to Mars with a valuable resource.
Those who didn't fancy watching the X Factor on Saturday evening were treated to an expansive and exciting theatre show called Story of the Solar System.
Cassini's mission studying Saturn and its moons is rapidly coming to a close, but the spacecraft still has a few daring manoeuvres up its sleeve.
A large valley has been discovered on Mercury that could be evidence of buckling of the planet's crust due to its cooling.
This month’s full Moon is set to be the ‘biggest’ in about 70 years. But what can observers actually expect to see, and should we believe the hype?
Observations of newborn stars have revealed how young planets influence the shape of the discs from which they grow.
The search for life outside of Earth is focussing its attentions on our nearest star system.
Astronomers searching for signs of galactic mergers have spotted a supermassive black hole apparently 'fleeing' from one such collision.
The Curiosity rover continues to traverse Martian terrain looking for clues that will help scientists piece together the geological and environmental history of the Red Planet. Its latest find is a meteorite that fell from the Martian sky.
Astronomers have observed the process by which pillar structures of gas and dust are blown apart by radiation from the stars they helped create.
Astronomy journalist and presenter Will Gater is bringing his live show The Story of the Solar System to the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre in Somerset this month, and we have a pair of tickets to give away!
New images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter appear to show the final landing site of the Schiaparelli lander, its parachute and heat shield.
The unexpected discovery of glowing halos around a batch of quasars suggests that increased observing power is changing what we know about the Universe.
Two mysterious sources of X-ray flares have been observed near distant galaxies and could represent an entirely new type of object.
The existence of a ninth planet in our Solar System could provide the solution to an age-old problem concerning the orbits of the planets.
30 years on, data from NASA's Voyager 2 mission continues to throw up new discoveries. The latest is two previously unknown moonlets thought to be orbiting Uranus.
The Orionid meteor shower season is peaking, meaning it’s time to get outside and look up in the hope of spotting a celestial fireball in the sky.