Public to choose NASA's Mars photo targets

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.

ESO releases new image of Cat's Paw Nebula

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.

Space agencies call for ideas

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.

Has the Mars Lander survived the winter?

NASA is to start listening out for radio transmissions from the Phoenix Mars Lander next week, although it doesn't hold out much hope.

Mysterious object hurtles towards Earth

Astronomers have reportedly spotted an unknown space object hurtling towards the planet Earth.

Suzaku Finds supernova 'fireballs'

Astronomers have released pictures of the dramatic embers of the high-temperature fireballs that immediately followed two supernovae.

Fifteen percent of solar systems are like ours

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 observes comet plunging into the sun

NASA's Solar and Helioscopic Observatory (SOHO) has captured footage of a comet being swallowed by the sun.

New Mars images show ancient lakes

New satellite images suggest that Mars was warm enough to sustain lakes as recently as three billion years ago.

NASA's Kepler telescope discovers five exoplanets

NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered five planets located outside of our solar system.

Russia determined to save Earth from asteroid

But rules out nuclear strike

NASA mulls three mission proposals

Osiris-Rex, SAGE or MoonRise

NASA hunts for Avatar's moon Pandora

They'll know it when they see it

Cassini spacecraft discovers Titan lake

?An "unsettling" combination of strangeness

Water World discovered by Harvard astronomers

It's a Super Earth

Astronomers discover Alien water world

Paradise lost

Sweet Dreams overshadow crisis: Boeing Dreamliner finally lifts off

Up, up and away...

Cassini snaps weird hexagon on Saturn

Reliable weather, there

Russian ICBM caused Norwegian UFO spiral

I want to believe

Life on Mars looks a bit more likely

Methane couldn't be coming from meteorites