Escape light pollution and reach for the skies
‘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
Excitement is growing about two planets, relatively close to our solar system, that could be similar to Earth or Mars
'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'
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.