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Spotting the ISS is easier than you might think. Don't forget to wave at Tim Peake as he orbits the Earth over this Christmas.
On board the ISS, the crew spend the holiday amongst the stars
Astronomers may have potentially solved a longstanding question as to why gaps appear in some dusty discs that surround young stars.
The light from a blazar could help find the density of the Universe’s photon fog
As the hunt for a 'second Earth' continues, exoplanet hunters from New South Wales have discovered a new candidate: the closest to our Solar System ever observed.
The ISS has welcomed three new arrivals on board the floating laboratory, following the successful launch of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft.
Britain's first official astronaut has begun his journey to the ISS, ahead of a six-month mission that will see him carry out numerous experiments in the floating laboratory.
The International Space Station (ISS) has been mankind’s farthest outpost since the turn of the century. Piers Bizony looks back at the history of its construction.
Observations of hot, Jupiter-like exoplanets using the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes may have enabled astronomers to solve a longstanding mystery of missing water on the planets' surfaces.
A heliacal rising or an alignment of planets? Nigel Henbest explores this enduring mystery.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot continues to be something of a mystery for astronomers, but now a similar sized storm has been observed on a star.
New Dawn evidence suggests the spots stem from a subsurface layer of salt ice that sublimates away when it is exposed by an asteroid strike, leaving behind a salty residue.
On 3 December 2015, ESA’s LISA Pathfinder lifted off from Kourou in French Guiana as part of a new mission to prepare for the future detection of gravitational waves. Astronomer and science writer Govert Schilling investigates.
The discovery of a cradle of young, monstrous galaxies is allowing astronomers to study more closely their relationship with dark matter structures.
The Juno space probe will use amateur observations to help plan its mission and keep track of Jupiter's constantly changing cloud layer.
Researchers have been comparing the flares released by our Sun with those released by a star elsewhere in the Milky Way, indicating it is possible the Sun has the potential to release superflares that would be devastating for life on Earth.
Researchers have suggested that an exoplanet in a distant orbit around its star could have been expelled from its planetary system, and may provide evidence for a similar process occurring in our own early Solar System.
Computer simulations have taken scientists one step closer to understanding the mysterious weather patterns on Jupiter.