Mars Curiosity Rover artists impression

Life on Mars: could microbes have travelled to Earth?

First Reaction
Wed 13 Mar, AT 15:25

Curiosity discovers more evidence of water and the possibility of life on the red planet


Giant asteroid set to give Earth a 'record-setting close shave'

One-Minute Read
Mon 4 Feb, AT 14:17

Asteroid weighing 130,000 tonnes to pass planet on 15 February close enough to strike a satellite

Mayan apocalypse is just a myth says Nasa - video

Fri 14 Dec, AT 16:17

Don't worry – the world will NOT come to an end on 21 December, says US space agency

Mars Curiosity Rover artists impression

Curiosity find: what has Nasa probe discovered on Mars?

Talking Point
Wed 21 Nov, AT 16:06

Nasa says announcement 'for the history books' is coming... once they have checked the data

ESO/L. Calçada/P. Delorme/Nick Risinger/R. Saito/VVV Consortium

Rogue planet discovered: is the Mayan apocalypse coming?

First Post
Wed 14 Nov, AT 16:05

Scientists observe orphan planet like Nibiru, but it's unlikely to destroy Earth next month

How can planet with four suns exist? Astronomers' latest puzzle

One-Minute Read
Tue 16 Oct, AT 15:14

Amateur planet hunters find new world, PH1, the first of its kind ever seen

Felix Baumgartner freefall breaks speed of sound

One-Minute Read
Mon 15 Oct, AT 08:41

Austrian daredevil pulls out of terrifying spin before plummeting to earth at mach 1.2

Scientist slams use of precious helium in party balloons

One-Minute Read
Fri 21 Sep, AT 14:33

Diminishing helium supplies should be used for life-saving equipment not balloons, says professor

Black holes and 'hot-dogs' uncovered by Nasa telescope

One-Minute Read
Thu 30 Aug, AT 14:17

'Wise' telescope sees through veil of space dust to discover hot galaxies and supermassive black holes