Researchers have found out how to predict solar flares up to ten times faster than previous methods.
We need to find a way to break through the potentially disastrous stalemate wherever everyone waits for someone else to clear up the junk in orbit.
A crashing piece of space junk could be a a good fortune for researchers, despite falling on Friday the 13th.
Recent Martian findings are just the latest discoveries of aurora on other planets, both in and out of our solar system.
Cheap, affordable space travel would be revolutionary. Chances are, when it comes, it won't rely on the brute force approach of rockets.
New materials and new designs could help astronauts withstand longer periods of time in space and deal with the hazards of exploring other planets.
New research shows that bacteria is thriving on the ISS. But is that really such a bad thing?
An asteroid will flash by the Earth at the weekend. What do we know about it? And what would happen if a such an object did hit us?
A study into a distant white dwarf could help us learn more about the future fate of the Earth – and it could be a violent one.
The latest of the spate of recent space films may be the brightest, but it doesn't inspire this author to head to the Red Planet.
An exciting new exhibition at the Science Museum in London celebrates Soviet space success.
Five science (fiction) reasons why you should get to know Doctor Who.
A giant golden mirror is on the brink of opening up a glimpse of the very first galaxies to be formed.
They're are the overachievers of the universe: incredibly dense but very small when compared to others stars. So how much do we know about the extreme behaviour of neutron stars?
Astronauts living on the ISS get to experience the wonders of the universe's natural phenomena like no one else.
The information paradox is one of the great mysteries in our understanding of black holes. But has the famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking found the solution?
Space scientists have a busy decade ahead with plans to visit Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and other interplanetary bodies all on the cards.
Researchers have created a star-forming cloud in the laboratory to try to recreate the first-ever biological molecule. The study could explain why such molecules are left-handed.
Photos from the spacecraft's close approach are dazzling. They and other data from the mission will fill in some of the blanks about Pluto and provide a snapshot of the infant solar system.
Exactly half a century ago the US Mariner 4 made the first flyby of Mars. But why are we still doing flybys today?