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?
After a decade in space, New Horizons has finally completed its fly-by of Pluto. And the fact that it is no longer a planet makes it all the more interesting.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is nearly two decades old. Is that a problem?
The moon might harbor bits of the Earth that blasted off our planet billions of years ago. These lunar time capsules could hold secrets about conditions here at home back when life was first emerging.
Sinkholes on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko could teach us a lot about the geology and history of the body, but they could also spell the end for Philae.
The turbocharged capitalism of private space flight is strangely at odds with the brotherly, generous global consensus that built the legal framework for extra-terrestrial travel.
A prototype solar sailing satellite has just successfully been deployed in orbit, pointing the way to the future of space travel.
The millions we spend on the space industry don't go up in smoke: they pay for jobs, services, new technology and much more.
Nano-satellites are small and cool enough to inspire youth to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
An exotic plasma could help shed light on why the universe as we know it is made up of more matter than antimatter.