The discovery of a pulsar that is ten times brighter than the previous record holder is causing astronomers to rethink what we know about stars.
Has the reported phenomenon of 'hissing' meteors finally been explained?
We've teamed up with Slooh to give away three gifts packs, each featuring a year's access to control their online robotic telescopes.
If you've ever fancied becoming a planet hunter, now's your chance! NASA scientists are looking for help analysing data in the hope of discovering the ninth member of our Solar System.
A massive exoplanet has been observed causing heartbeat-like pulsations in its host star as it swings round its elliptical orbit.
A search for planets outside our Solar System has discovered over 100 candidates, and scientists are asking the public to help with analysing the data.
Our regular astrobaker Katharine Kilgour turns to one of the most familiar deep-sky objects as inspiration for this Valentine's Day cheesecake.
Katharine Kilgour likes to combine her love of astronomy with her love of cooking, making tasty treats to feed herself, her friends and her family Astro-boy (aged 12), Astro-girl (aged 16) and Astro-dad.
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is due to make its closest approach to Earth this weekend, and with a bit of careful planning, you should be able to spot it over the coming week.
With Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova making its close approach to Earth this week, amateur astronomer Jonathan Powell looks back on the return of Comet 1P/Halley (Halley's Comet) in 1986, and how he let two opportunities for outreach pass him by.
The discovery of a comet-like icy body being ripped apart in the atmosphere of a white dwarf star suggests a belt of such objects exists in another planetary system, and has survived stellar evolution.
NASA scientists are currently attemtping to resolve a paradox in data collected on Mars that says flowing water once existed on the planet, but that it also may not have been hot enough to keep water unfrozen.
Cryovolcanoes on the dwarf planet Ceres may be flattening out and disappearing over time, according to a new study.
ESA Mars Express reveals the north polar cap of Mars in amazing clarity in this mosaic of images captured over five years.
British scientists have announced the first ever UK-led meteorite hunting mission to Antarctica, in the hope of discovering clues about the formation of planetary bodies.
A new study looking at the rate of expansion of the Universe suggests we may be missing a vital piece in our understanding of physics.
A new fleet of satellites is being phased into Earth orbit that could spell the end for the predictable bright flashes in the night sky known as Iridium flares.
Britain's first ESA astronaut will serve onboard the ISS once more. The announcement came while Peake was unveiling a new exhibit at the Science Museum in London featuring the spacecraft that transported him home from the ISS.
The Science Museum in London has acquired a piece of UK space history intended to inspire the next generation of British astronauts.
Observations of a supernova that appears to have changed its type over the course of a year have thrown into question our understanding of how stars live out the end of their lives.
Ridges formed in the rocks at Lower Mount Sharp on Mars could point to evidence of wet mud on the planet's surface that eventually dried up.