Understanding Mars's climate history is key to understanding how its landscape has changed over time. NASA scientists have made a leap forward in the study of the Martian climate with the discovery of evidence of an ice age 400,000 years ago.
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Researchers have discovered two objects that could be the 'seeds' of supermassive black holes, and could help explain why early black holes grew so quickly after the Big Bang.
Astronomers continue to search the Solar System for impact craters that can reveal the secrets of its formation. Two relatively young craters have been found on the Moon using a new technique that involves ultraviolet light.
25 years after docking at Mir, Sharman reminisces with her crew and chats with current UK astronaut Tim Peake
Gravitational lensing enables astronomers to use massive objects like galaxy clusters as natural magnifying glasses to spot more distant objects lurking behind them. The technique has now been used to detect and confirm the faintest early-Universe galaxy ever observed.
Massive tsunamis on ancient Mars helped shape the Martian shoreline, according to a new study.
In 1991, Helen Sharman became the first Briton to fly in space. BBC Sky at Night Magazine interviewed her to ask how the last 25 years have changed for Britain in space
A study comparing the ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa with the ocean on Earth has revealed the two are more similar than expected, and that the former may have the necessary chemical balance to support life.
Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, celebrates the 25th anniversary of her launch on 18 May 2016. Here we look back on the history of Britain’s journey to the stars.
The discovery of a planetary system with synced orbits may be evidence of an orbital configuration from which Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune broke free during the early years of the Solar System.
The crossing of the magnetic boundaries between Earth and the Sun is thought to be responsible for solar flares and space weather. For the first time, NASA spacecraft have observed the explosive process in action.
NASA's Kepler space telescope continues to expand both our knowledge of the Universe and the liklihood of finding potentially habitable, Earth-sized planets.
Astrophotographer and astronomy author Jamie Carter travels to the UNESCO Starlight Reserve of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands for a four-day night photography course.
Through analysing the jets that spew out from beneath the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA scientists hope to learn more about the workings of the icy body's sub-surface ocean.
Did you manage to glimpse a meteor this morning? Earth is currently passing through the trail of debris left by Halley's Comet, resulting in a meteor shower that is currently at its peak.
Comparing minerals detected on the surface of Mars with those found on Earth can reveal much about the geological history of the Red Planet and how it has changed over time.
The hunt for habitable exoplanets continues with the discovery of three promising worlds orbiting a dwarf star 40 lightyears from Earth.
The ESA technology blurs the line between manned and robotic exploration