Massive simulation of the universe shows how galaxies form and die

A sophisticated computer simulation of the universe, approximately 1 billion light years across, is modelling tens…

We have the first full map of the weird surface features of Titan

Astronomers have used data from the Cassini spacecraft to build a full map of Titan’s geological…

Zero gravity made some astronauts’ blood flow backwards

Spending time in zero gravity can reverse the flow of a person’s blood and lead to…

Low gravity in space made some astronauts’ blood flow backwards

Spending time in microgravity can reverse the flow of a person’s blood and lead to clots,…

The Leonid meteor shower peaks this week: Here's how to see it

Earth passes through a comet’s trail this week, producing a beautiful display of meteors in the…

Don’t miss: Art confronts climate, a book on space junk, future talk

This week, discover how art and design take on climate change, read all about our space…

Hayabusa 2 begins long journey home carrying Ryugu asteroid samples

With two samples from the interior of the asteroid Ryugu on board, Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft…

Distant space rock known as Ultima Thule renamed to avoid Nazi links

The space rock that the New Horizons probe visited earlier this year had been nicknamed Ultima…

Star systems full of planetary smash-ups are bad news for alien life

We’ve seen the remains of a collision between two planets in a distant star system –…

Spaceflight alters heart cells but they quickly recover back on Earth

Spaceflight causes thousands of changes in the ways heart cell genes are expressed, but these revert…