‘Natural’ re-entry to atmosphere means it is almost impossible to know where debris will land
The eclipse occurs when the earth's shadow crosses the moon's path
The planet is just four light years away, meaning that it could even be reached by travellers from Earth in the far future
The two oldest stone circles in the country were built to align with the sun and moon
'The distribution of water ice around a young star is fundamental to planet formation and even the development of life on Earth'
The mysterious new dwarf planet takes over 700 years to orbit the sun
'This is the first and only such event that has been caught at its peak'
The planet, named Kepler-1647b, has been compared to Jupiter due to having a near-identical mass and radius
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 planets, only 39 light years from Earth, could be able to support life - and scientists can find out whether they do using current technology
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.
The eruptions are believed to have occurred when the black hole spewed out matter it couldn't devour