New computer simulations of possible kinds of atmosphere that might be found on Kepler 62f suggest it could sustain life
On 30 May, Mars will be the closest it has been to Earth in 11 years
Using a brief description of the night sky from a Sappho poem, the scientists managed to determine the date it was written
The solar system's smallest planet will resemble a round black dot as it passes between the Earth and the sun
The galaxy is the Milky Way's fourth-largest satellite, and is as bright as 160,000 Suns
The 'Wow!' signal has perplexed scientists for decades - but an explanation could be close
Red dwarf stars have usually been ignored by alien-hunting scientists, but new research suggests they could support life
Astronomers will be able to gain major insights into the evolution of stars after discovering the first dead star in the universe that is not concealed by a thick layer of hydrogen and helium.
A leading Russian scientist criticised the idea, saying it was like 'using a steam-hammer to crack a nut'
The findings could explain why scientists can't find all the matter predicted to exist in the universe
The Moon will pass close to the Moon again in March
Confused about gravitational waves? This video can help you understand
The rare release contains some of the most high-resolution images of the lunar surface ever taken
The Smith Cloud, which was spat out from the edges of the Milky Way 70 million years ago, is on its way back
The cosmologist was not given a university job because she was a married woman
'She said ‘Daddy, what you need to do is go find a new planet so that people will no longer be sad about Pluto’'