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.
A new analysis of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than 40 years ago has revealed the presence of millions of organic compounds.
The Hubble space telescope has for the first time snapped the flickering aurorae that light up both of Saturn's poles.
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.