Are there any aliens out there? We are close to knowing for sure

Next-generation telescopes and new ways of detecting life on other planets are transforming the search for…

SpaceX’s Starhopper has made its highest and final test flight

Starhopper, SpaceX’s prototype of the spacecraft the firm plans to use to bring humans to Mars,…

Five of Jupiter’s newly discovered moons have been given names

Last year, astronomers announced they’d found 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, and now five of them have…

Asteroid Ryugu has no dust on it and we don’t know why

The most detailed pictures yet from the asteroid Ryugu show it has no dust, which is…

Gravitational waves could settle mystery of the universe's expansion

Supernovae and the big bang’s afterglow give us conflicting numbers on how fast the universe is…

Cookies and slime in orbit: What's the point of PR stunts in space?

Companies that run hotels, build cars and make TV are beginning to operate in space. This…

We could find alien life on exoplanets by looking for its glow

Most of the closest exoplanets we’ve found orbit stars that can release flares of dangerous UV…

We have spotted 8 more mysterious repeating radio bursts from space

Fast radio bursts are unexplained blasts of radio waves from space. A haul of eight newly…

A massive collision may have made Jupiter's core so weird

A few years ago we learned Jupiter’s core is much messier than expected. Now simulations suggest…

What if there was no big bang and we live in an ever-cycling universe?

There is no good evidence that our universe even had a beginning, a startling proposition that…