A moon has been spotted in a star system 4000 light years away – but its structure is confusing.
Anish Kapoor made “Cloud Gate”, a giant bean-shaped mirror in Chicago. Visitors play with the light in the city and its surroundings, where our future lays.
We are in the Milky Way. If you travelled on an extremely fast spaceship for more than two million years, you would reach our neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy. All other galaxies are even further away.
Life could have evolved on exoplanets Kepler-452b and Kepler-62e, according to a new study.
Nearly 50 years since the first man walked on the moon, our morals are still stranded on Earth.
Images from New Horizons spacecraft provide more evidence about the surface of Pluto.
The new planet-hunting telescope TESS was successfully launched today by NASA, and Australia will play a key role in checking out any new worlds it discovers.
When NASA first started planning the Kepler mission, no one knew if the universe held any planets outside our solar system. Thousands of exoplanets later, the search enters a new phase.
There are plenty of astronomical things to watch out for this year beyond this week's lunar eclipse, including new Moon landings and a space station falling back to Earth.
Studying lunar eclipse could help us work out what's happening on exoplanets.
Google's artificial intelligence has been taught to look for planets around other stars. It's already making new discoveries that scientists have missed.
Having discovered an asteroid from outside the solar system for the first time, scientists are hoping there are more out there – illuminating the path to extrasolar worlds.
A solitary planet in an eccentric orbit around an ancient star may help astronomers understand exactly how such planetary systems are formed.
Aliens are highly likely to undergo natural selection, shows new research.
The Cassini space probe discovered liquid lakes, poisonous gases and the basic elements of life on Saturn's moon, Titan.
Despite not being able to see them, we know a fair bit about our exoplanet neighbours.
Even if alien life is never discovered, all is not lost.
Hardy lifeforms such as tardigrades can survive almost anything.
You may even be able to find other planets around the star closest to our solar system.
Researchers recently discovered the hottest planet known. But which one is the coldest? And the biggest?