Stars in the Milky Way's centre often get dangerously close together

About 80 per cent of stars in the Milky Way’s central bulge have relatively close encounters…

A large chunk of Mercury may have been blown away by the sun

Mercury is much denser than the other rocky planets in the solar system, and that may…

The moon is emitting carbon, raising questions about how it was formed

The leading hypothesis for how the moon formed involves a collision between a Mars-sized object and…

You can 'see' the closest known black hole to Earth with the naked eye

Astronomers found a star that appeared to be orbiting nothing at all – but it’s actually…

An ancient river on Mars may have flowed for 100,000 years

We’ve found a 200-metre cliff in Mars’s Hellas basin, the first evidence of a river that…

China just tested a spacecraft that could fly to the moon and beyond

China just tested its biggest rocket yet, along with a new capsule designed to carry humans…

SpaceX mission control to do social distancing for first crewed flight

SpaceX’s first crewed launch is planned for 27 May and will be run from a mission…

Weird radio signals spotted in our galaxy could solve a space mystery

Weird blasts of radio waves from space called fast radio bursts have been baffling astronomers since…

The sun is too quiet, which may mean dangerous solar storms in future

Stars that are similar to the sun in every way we can measure are mostly more…

NASA has selected three lunar landers to bring humans to the moon

NASA has awarded $967 million to three space flight companies – Blue Origin, Dynetics, and SpaceX…