The universe is 2.5 billion times less magnetic than a fridge magnet

Astronomers have calculate the magnetism of the entire universe by studying the space between galaxies, and…

Exploring the solar system

We are learning ever more about the sun and its planets. Mark McCaughrean of the European…

Why space junk is such a big problem

Aerospace engineer Hugh Lewis has a warning for the world: don’t junk up space, or it…

Jeff Bezos announces plans for delivery service to the moon by 2024

Space flight company Blue Origin unveiled a new lunar lander that the firm says will deliver…

Working hypothesis: From space deliveries to dirty money

Sorting the week’s supernovae from the absolute zeros Click here for original story, Working…

Why 'Martian' Tanya Harrison loves everything about the Red Planet

Tanya Harrison has been fascinated by space since she was 5 and now works on rocks…

Fast radio bursts: We're finally decoding messages from deep space

Strange signals from space called fast radio bursts have confused astronomers for years. A new wave…

We’ve spotted a strange asteroid that’s spinning itself to pieces

There’s a new type of asteroid that has a tail like a comet because it’s spinning…

Surprisingly wet asteroid dust could spark a rethink of Earth's water

Samples of space dust from the Hayabusa mission to the asteroid Itokawa are far less dry…

From the archives: How do you get astronauts back from space?

50 years ago, the Apollo missions were gearing up to put a human on the moon…