NASA has released the first Mars pictures commissioned by the public - and there's not a thumbprint or double exposure among them.
In an example of life imitating art - if art's the right word - NASA has released images of Saturn's icy moon Mimas looking for all the world like Pac-Man eating a dot.
UK researchers have developed a device to clear dangerous space garbage from lower earth orbit.
NASA has upgraded its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity with advanced autonomous capabilities.
The UK is to get its own space agency, consolidating a mess of different departments and budgets into a single authority.
New research suggests that it's raining helium in the interior of Jupiter. UC Berkeley scientists reckon this is the best way to explain why there's so much less neon in the outer layers of the planet than predicted.
A massive galaxy in the early universe created stars up to 100 times faster than the modern-day Milky Way, say astronomers.
Saturn's rings aren't as neat and tidy as they appear, new observations from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show.
Astronomers have discovered a gas-giant exoplanet locked into a circular orbit around its parent star.
New thermal images from ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) are allowing astronomers to take a detailed look at the solar system's largest storm.
The Secure World Foundation (SWF) has warned the UN that it may be too disorganised to avoid disaster in the event of a major meteorite strike.
The International Space Station could remain in use until 2028, officials have said.
China has opted for married mothers over single women in its selection of its first female astronauts.
An international team of astronomers has discovered a weird pair of stars which orbit around each other in just five and a half minutes.
ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has discovered organic molecules in the Orion Nebula - potential signs of life.
China plans to launch the first module of its planned space station next year.
Engineers at Lockheed Martin have successfully completed fabrication of the world's largest heat shield.
Peering through entire galaxies as their lenses, a team of researchers has found a new way to establish the size and age of the universe.
A JPL research scientist has hypothesized that the recent magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile shortened the length of each Earth day by approximately 1.26 microseconds, or one millionth of a second.
Instruments aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft have detected millions of tons of water ice near the moon's north pole.