Rather than being featureless blobs in space, the new theory suggests black holes are fringed by 'hairs' that could be a rich source of information
What makes this star, KIC8462852, so bizarre is the drastic changes in light we see from it over time
Many astronomers have presumed that planets in star clusters would have been thrown out into space — but they might actually have been perfect for supporting life, according to new research, because people could have travelled between planets much more easily
There won't be another full moon on Christmas Day until 2034
Monitoring of laser and radio signals from the star by astronomers haven't picked up any kind of unusual messages
The rare alignment showed Jupiter and the Moon unusually close together
The ISS will be particularly bright and visible at around 4:40pm on Christmas Eve
It is the first time that anyone has seen the radio signal that comes from what has been likened to a cosmic ‘burp’
From Vikings with horned helmets to chubby Buddhas, all may not be as it appears
The rock hasn't been affected by Pluto, and its unaffected orbit could teach scientists about the very early Solar System
The technique used to discover the clouds could one day be used to predict the chances of life existing on distant Earth-like planets
The moon will look huge and bright for one night — and then not again until October
The signal came at 18:16 GMT. Rosetta, the comet-chasing space probe launched by the European Space Agency a decade ago, had woken up.
The vessel is being woken, hopefully, by the 'most important alarm clock in the solar system'
The Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in 2018, building upon the work of the Hubble Space Telescope to look even deeper into the Universe - see below for pictures of this incredible and complex device
Photos capturing the Nasa Challenger space shuttle disaster of 1986 have been discovered in an attic.