ESA's Cryosat-2 ice mission is set for launch today, aiming to give scientists some hard evidence on the state of the world's ice caps.
More than 100 student teams from around the globe will this weekend take part in NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race.
Our entire universe may be located inside a wormhole, part of a black hole that lies within a much larger universe.
Astronomers have discovered a planet-like object circling a brown dwarf that appears to have formed much more quickly than was previously thought possible.
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.
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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.