The line marking the transition in a protoplanetary disc from gas to ice has been observed clearly for the first time, after a young star's sudden burst in temperature caused it to shift dramatically.
Galaxy formation normally occurs from the inside out, with the outer sections containing younger stars than the middle. But new studies of an elliptical galaxy have revealed it is in fact a massive spiral whose sections have formed the other way round.
A UK spaceflight test centre and an air-breathing rocket have moved one step closer following new investment in British space technologies.
A dwarf planet has been discovered in the ring of icy worlds beyond Neptune, on a 700-year orbit.
The discovery of seasonal dark streaks in the canyons of Mars has given scientists more clues as to the possibility that liquid water flows on the planet.
Cold temperatures and harsh conditions make Titan one of the last places in the Solar System we might expect life to exist. But data sent back by the Cassini-Huygens mission has revealed the Saturnian moon could contain the right chemicals for certain kinds of life to flourish.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft is currently in orbit around Jupiter following its five-year journey from Earth to study the planet, but what is the mission’s purpose, and what exactly will it be studying?
Were Mars's moons the result of a massive impact on the Red Planet, or the capture of two asteroids that got too close? A new study may have the answer.
NASA's Juno spacecraft has entered Jupiter's "home turf" on its way to study the planet and its four large moons.
Dawn data has revealed the bright spots on Ceres may have been caused by hydrothermal activity when liquid water existed below the surface of the dwarf planet.
ESA and NASA are collaborating on a future mission to examine how asteroids might be deflected away from Earth.
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.