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.
Instruments aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft have detected millions of tons of water ice near the moon's north pole.
The US Air Force has selected Raytheon to design an advanced control segment that is expected to significantly improve the accuracy of information originating from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites.
Astrophysicists have for the first time got the opportunity to watch a planet being distorted and destroyed by its host star.
NASA has released a series of images that reveal a "forest" of geysers spraying ice from prominent fissures along the south polar region of Enceladus.
In space, no one can hear you scream or listen to your iPod.
Around a quarter of the star clusters in our galaxy sneaked their way in from other galaxies, according to scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.
There's slow developers everywhere, and the Hubble space telescope has discovered the astronomical equivalent: a group of small, ancient galaxies that have waited 10 billion years to get round to building a large elliptical galaxy.
NASA has released the first pictures from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, WISE.