From blindingly bright and burning hot to pleasantly 'candle-lit', the first years of the universe would have been spectacular to see.
A bunch of uncommon things all happening at the same time mean this full moon will have some special attributes.
The galaxies, stars and planets in our universe can look very different when you view them through equipment that sees beyond the visible light our eyes can see.
Four star names from Aboriginal Australia have been recognised by the International Astronomical Union. So what are they and where to find them?
Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2018. Where to look and when in both the northern and southern skies to catch nature's fireworks.
Scientists looking for signs of alien life from the mystery object passing through our Solar system say they've found nothing "so far".
We’ve only travelled into space in the last century, but humanity’s desire to reach the moon is far from recent.
In mid 1967, PhD student Jocelyn Bell at Cambridge University was helping to build a telescope. She went on to discover a little bit of "scruff" - the first evidence of a pulsar.
A guide to meteor showers – what to look out for and when.
A solitary planet in an eccentric orbit around an ancient star may help astronomers understand exactly how such planetary systems are formed.
A new look at some of the oral traditions of Aboriginal Australians shows a deep understanding of three red-giant variable stars, long before European observers.
Astronomers have detected what is believed to be the first interstellar object ever seen passing through our solar system.
The science of red skies can also help us understand how stars form.
Cosmologists are heading back to their chalkboards as the experiments designed to figure out what this unknown 84 percent of our universe actually is come up empty.
A LIGO team member describes how the detection of a gravitational wave from a new source – merging neutron stars – vaults astronomy into a new era of 'multi-messenger' observations.
Astronomers have finally confirmed the source of the latest detected gravitational waves was the collission of a pair of neutron stars, what they'd been searching for all along.
All it took was a single email alert to send the world's astronomers searching for the source of the latest gravitational wave detected.
Efforts to see the afterglow from a neutron star merger were nearly thwarted by bad weather and a cyber attack on an Australian telescope.
The gravitational wave itself is the least exciting part of the announcement from LIGO and Virgo. Observing this new source answers many longstanding questions.
International plan for a lunar space station may lag behind efforts by private companies.