This month’s full Moon is set to be the ‘biggest’ in about 70 years. But what can observers actually expect to see, and should we believe the hype?
Observations of newborn stars have revealed how young planets influence the shape of the discs from which they grow.
The search for life outside of Earth is focussing its attentions on our nearest star system.
Astronomers searching for signs of galactic mergers have spotted a supermassive black hole apparently 'fleeing' from one such collision.
The Curiosity rover continues to traverse Martian terrain looking for clues that will help scientists piece together the geological and environmental history of the Red Planet. Its latest find is a meteorite that fell from the Martian sky.
Astronomers have observed the process by which pillar structures of gas and dust are blown apart by radiation from the stars they helped create.
Astronomy journalist and presenter Will Gater is bringing his live show The Story of the Solar System to the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre in Somerset this month, and we have a pair of tickets to give away!
New images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter appear to show the final landing site of the Schiaparelli lander, its parachute and heat shield.
The unexpected discovery of glowing halos around a batch of quasars suggests that increased observing power is changing what we know about the Universe.
Two mysterious sources of X-ray flares have been observed near distant galaxies and could represent an entirely new type of object.
The existence of a ninth planet in our Solar System could provide the solution to an age-old problem concerning the orbits of the planets.
30 years on, data from NASA's Voyager 2 mission continues to throw up new discoveries. The latest is two previously unknown moonlets thought to be orbiting Uranus.
The Orionid meteor shower season is peaking, meaning it’s time to get outside and look up in the hope of spotting a celestial fireball in the sky.
Volunteer citizen scientists have been helping NASA scientists get closer to geological features on the surface of Mars.
The Trace Gas Orbiter that is part of the ExoMars 2016 mission to study the Red Planet has arrived safely in orbit, but contact has not yet been made with the Schiaparelli lander.
In the first of a new series bringing the cosmos into the kitchen, amateur astronomer and baker Katharine Kilgour pays tribute to the gas giant Jupiter with some tasty shortbread treats.
Katharine Kilgour likes to combine her love of astronomy with her love of cooking, making tasty treats to feed herself, her friends and her family Astro-boy (aged 12), Astro-girl (aged 16) and Astro-dad.
More people have looked through Griffith Observatory’s 12-inch refracting Zeiss telescope in Los Angeles than through any other on Earth. Astrophotographer and writer Jamie Carter joins the throngs in the Hollywood hills.
Astronomers have used data from the Hubble Space Telescope to conclude that there are ten times as many galaxies in the Universe than we can currently observe.
Astronomers have spotted something never before seen in the Universe: a binary star system with three planet-forming discs surrounding it.
A 'hyperluminous X-ray source' has been identified as a massive black hole that may have wandered into another galaxy.