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.
Many do not associate Africa with the high-tech sphere of "space". However, in recent years, many countries on the continent have woken up to the potential and usefulness of space technology.
The discovery of a white dwarf star with hydrogen and oxygen in its atmosphere suggests water could be planted on stars and planets by bodies like asteroids.
Radiation in space could lead to cognitive decline.
In our efforts to keep peace in space we could learn much from the US-Russian relationship on the International Space Station.
Russian space vessel Progress M-27M is falling towards Earth but what risk does it pose?
Near-Earth orbits are filled with useful satellites, and also flying junk. If we're not careful they may collide - literally.
Twenty-five years on and the Hubble Space Telescope is still taking some amazing images. But there have been a few glitches over the years, right from day one.