The Milky Way@Home project - which ropes in home computer users to help map the galaxy - says its combined computing power has now overtaken the second-most-powerful supercomputer in the world.
It's looking more and more likely that Saturn's moon Enceladus has a large body of sub-surface water, increasing hopes that it may harbour life.
It's nearly spring, the traditional time for DIY, and the thoughts of many are turning to a nice little extension.
Space is the final frontier. We haven't lived up to the promise of the 1950s and 60s, the heyday of the space race but we still carry with us dreams of the stars. Mike Honig, an avowed space exploration enthusiast, gives his take on the Administration's recent cost cutting impact on our integalactic future.
The latest set of pictures from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope provide the most detailed images yet of Pluto.
NASA and General Motors have jointly developed a new robot designed to help astronauts - and build cars on the side.
Europe has approved the development of a new spacecraft to continue monitoring the rise in the world's oceans.
Evidence is now overwhelming that life on earth was brought here by comets, according to one of the originators of the theory.
It's not in California, it's not even on planet Earth, but that hasn't prevented the California State Historical Resources Commission from claiming the Apollo 11 landing site a state historical resource.
India is planning its first manned spaceflight as early as 2016.
The dream is over: Barak Obama's NASA budget proposal, due Monday, looks unlikely to make any provision for returning men to the moon.
It seems that even twits have managed to reach the final frontier, with NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer sending out the first live tweet all the way from the dead of space – or at least from the comfort of the International Space Station.
The only time most of us get to commission photos is at our wedding, so NASA's offer to snap pics of Mars on request is quite an opportunity.
The European Southern Observatory has amalgamated images from its La Silla observatory in Chile to produce the best pictures yet of the Cat's Paw Nebula.
Anything you'd like to know about the atmosphere on Mars? ESA and NASA are inviting scientists from across the world to propose instruments for their joint Mars mission, the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.
NASA is to start listening out for radio transmissions from the Phoenix Mars Lander next week, although it doesn't hold out much hope.
Astronomers have reportedly spotted an unknown space object hurtling towards the planet Earth.
Astronomers have released pictures of the dramatic embers of the high-temperature fireballs that immediately followed two supernovae.
Astronomers have worked out that around 15 percent of stars host solar systems like our own, with several gas giant planets in the outer regions.
NASA's Solar and Helioscopic Observatory (SOHO) has captured footage of a comet being swallowed by the sun.