Infrared views of the sky have revealed hidden galaxies obscured by space dust, and how galactic evolution has occurred as this gas is used up during star formation.
Quiet, 'stealth' black holes may be hiding from detection and could be thousands of times more common than initially thought.
Clouds seen in the atmosphere of Neptune have been confirmed as relating to a new raging storm on the icy planet.
NASA's Curosity rover is helping scientists unlock the geological history of the Red Planet.
A massive, infant exoplanet has been discovered orbiting close to its star, leading astronomers to ask how it got there.
It has been a long and eventful journey for Tim Peake during his six months on board the International Space Station. Here we present seven of our favourite moments from Peake's Prinicipia mission.
Follow the UK astronaut's return journey home via our live stream, courtesy of ESA.
Exactly how our Solar System formed remains a mystery for astronomers, but observations of a young, ravenous star may have revealed a vital clue.
With Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and Blue Origin all set to make inroads into the world of reusable space technology, it looks like commercial space flight is finally about to take off.
The Kepler Space Telescope continues to reveal the stars and planets that exist beyond our Solar System. Now the telescope has broken a new record, after astronomers spotted a massive Jupiter-sized planet orbiting two stars.
New observations with ESO's ALMA telescope have changed astronomers' perception of how black holes feed.
Mars orbiters have managed to detect patterns in the dust storms occurring on Mars.
The study of exoplanets is key to understanding how our own Solar System formed. But a new study suggests that observations of a massive type of exoplanet called hot Jupiters have been hindered by cloudy and hazy atmospheres.
A new study reveals that galaxies are not as efficient at creating stars as originally thought.
A space-based observatory will be necessary to continue more detailed studies of gravitational waves in the future. This ambitious project has moved closer to realisation with the successful deployment of ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission.
Radio wavelength images of Jupiter's atmosphere have revealed the cycle of ammonia that produces the planet's equatorial clouds.
The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed that the modern Universe is expanding at a faster rate than it did shortly after the Big Bang.
Geological activity in Pluto's heart-shaped region is continuously recycling surface nitrogen ice through a lava lamp-like convection current.
As judging gets underway for this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, British astronaut Tim Peake was asked by the Royal Observatory Greenwich to select which of his many photos captured from the International Space Station might stand a chance of winning.
The search for young planetary systems continues, as astronomers look to piece together the story of how planets form. A team of scientists seeking out young stars have found a massive planet, bigger than Jupiter, orbiting a specimen just two million years old.