We spotted a star moving so fast it will enter intergalactic space

We spotted a star zooming through the Milky Way at 1700 kilometres per second – so…

Best ever map of Milky Way shows our galaxy is warped in an S-shape

The most detailed ever map of the Milky Way shows that our galaxy is not flat.…

LightSail 2 has used sunlight alone to steer around Earth

The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft has fulfilled its mission, demonstrating controlled solar sailing in orbit…

Three newly discovered exoplanets orbit a star 73 light years away

Three new planets, which orbit a star situated 73 light years away from Earth, have been…

SpaceX’s shiny new spaceship prototype has flown for the first time

The Starhopper, SpaceX’s prototype for its interplanetary spacecraft Starship, made its first flight without a leash…

Star hurtling around a giant black hole proves Einstein right – again

We watched a star orbit the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy for…

Two incredibly fast-orbiting stars seem to be the wrong temperature

A pair of distant stars orbit one another in a fast-paced system that would fit inside…

Women in space: How having more female astronauts benefits us all

Getting more women into space is essential if we’re ever to run longer missions or even…

After years of sexism in space we urgently need more female astronauts

Getting more women into space is essential if we’re ever to run longer missions or even…

Tiny pebbles may be the reason most planets spin in the same direction

We thought planets are built as huge boulders smash together. But if it is pebbles instead,…