The study of exoplanets over the past decade has revealed much about the properties of other plantaery systems and how they form. A new study using the Spitzer Space Telescope is providing clues as to the formation of a type of scorching gas giant called 'hot Jupiters'.
Cassini continues to reveal new discoveries about the surfaces of Saturn and its moons, enabling scientists to infer the geological processes occurring underneath.
Barcelona-based animal trainer Daniel Garcia Bernal has made a career of teaching dogs how to assist police in their fight against crime. But his latest project is utilising those finely tuned canine senses for another reason: meteorite-hunting. Daniel got in touch with BBC Sky at Night Magazine to share his story.
Supernova explosions are a fundamental piece in the formation and evolution of the Universe as it exists today. New observations using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope have captured one such explosion in action.
Hubble's ultraviolet study of an area of space teeming with massive, hot stars has revealed nine specimens with masses over 100 times that of our Sun.
The high energy particles originated from the supermassive black hole at our Galactic centre. The particles reach energies 100 times greater than can be produced at CERN.
Ceres' bright spots appear to be changing as the dwarf planet rotates, revealing it could be an active body.
Having blasted off into Earth's orbit on 15 December last year, British astronaut Tim Peake has reached the half-way point of his Principia mission. Science writer Nick Spall looks back on Tim's time in space so far.
Three decades ago ESA's first deep space probe flew past one of the most well known objects in the Solar System, Halley's Comet
BBC Sky at Night Magazine has partnered with Jurassic Jewellery to give away one of five Moon Dust Necklaces, made with genuine lunar dust, to five lucky winners.
If you want to escape light pollution completely, only an International Dark Sky Park or Reserve will do. Science writer Jamie Carter presents the definitive guide.
The mission will look for signs of habitability on the Red Planet, and may answer some questions about how life on our own world began.
ESO's Very Large Telescope is enabling astronomers to view stellar activity in unpredecented clarity, revealing the secrets of stellar birth, evolution and death.
The detection of gravitational waves in space moves one step closer as LISA Pathfinder begins operations.
The Hubble Telescope continues to make groundbreaking discoveries that are expanding astronomers' understanding of the formation of the Universe.
New observations using the ALMA telescope have led to an important discovery about the growth of a young protostar.
The record-breaking NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has handed over command of the ISS following his return to Earth with cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov.
The 'empty' voids between filaments of dark matter and galaxies could be hiding as much as 20 per cent of the normal matter in the cosmos, according to a new study.
Observations of a type Ia supernova with the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing new information about the source of their brightness.