There are just over two weeks to submit entries for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 award, and some of this year's amazing images have already been released by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. With the deadline approaching on 7 April, now's the time to submit your best astro images in the hope of winning that £10,000 prize.
NASA studies of a Martian volcano have revealed it ran dry just as the dominant species on Earth was facing catastrophe.
Operation Avalanche is a Cold War comedy about a pair of CIA agents who find themselves faking the Apollo Moon landing. The film is out this week on DVD, and we're offering the chance for one lucky winner to win a copy, along with an astronaut bed spread worth £100.
A recently discovered giant Jupiter-like planet found a huge distance from its star appears to defy most theories of planetary formation. However, the host star's young age could help researchers unravel how not only this planet formed, but others like it throughout the Galaxy.
Simulations by NASA scientists show that the lakes on Saturn's moon Titan could be bubbly.
The 'Great Leviathan' 72-inch reflector, built during the 19th century at Birr Castle in Ireland, stands as a monument to humanity's desire to reach out to the cosmos. Iain Todd reveals how Irish engineering changed the face of astronomy.
Early spiral galaxies spun much slower than those in the current Universe, implying that dark matter did not dominate their mass at these times.
A supposed supernova has recently been exposed as a potential imposter, having suffered many violent eruptions over the 21 years preceding its final large outburst. It could be one of an entirely new class of stellar object.
Has there ever been life on Mars? Is Pluto a planet? What lies beyond Neptune? We put these questions to one of NASA's most experienced planetary scientists.
On 21 August 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible over the USA. With half a year to go and 230 million people about to get organised, veteran eclipse-chaser Jamie Carter says it's time to start planning your trip.
Words: Jamie Carter
The Hubble Space Telescope has been used to reveal that a mass of material was ejected from our Galaxy's supermassive black hole six million years ago, and can still be seen today.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the detection of rings around Uranus. We speak to Jessica Mink, one of the scientists who made the discovery.
Words by Elizabeth Pearson
Throughout the history of astronomy women have played a huge role, even though their contributions often go unnoticed. To commemorate International Women's Day we look back at some of the achievements of lesser known astro-women.
Written by Emily Winterburn
A distant galaxy whose light is only just reaching Earth is providing astronomers with a glimpse into the early Universe.
The theory that the stars in a cluster are of the same age and origin is fundamental to our understanding of stellar evolution. But a new study is calling that assumption into question.
BBC Sky at Night Magazine picks ten of our favourite astrophotos captured by the Very Large Telescope in northern Chile.
With entries now open for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 competition, Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers Tom Kerss reveals his tips for capturing a magnificent nightscape.
As told to Lorin R Robinson.
For the first time, astronomers have been able to observe the chemical and temperature changes in black hole winds occuring over a matter of hours.
We’ve teamed up with Penguin Random House to give away five copies of one of their newest children’s titles.