The pioneering NASA spacecraft has made make science fiction a reality - or at least that’s the theory.
A Martian meteorite from the dawn of the solar system 4.48 billion years ago – known as Black Beauty – could help to explain why there is life on Earth and not on Mars.
A huge 11-mile-wide chunk of ice which was the furthest-out active comet ever spotted in our solar system is hurtling towards Earth and will make its closest pass next week.
Nasa launched a tiny CubeSat this week to test and orbit which will soon be used by Gateway, a lunar space station.
Space tourism has been spearheaded by smiling billionaires such as Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson - but it could be an environmental disaster.
A stunning image captured by a spacecraft orbiting Mars shows a crater that looks like a huge, unblinking eye on the Red Planet's surface.
Multiple amino acids - known as ‘the building blocks of life - have been detected in dust brought back from an asteroid by Japan’s Hayabusa2 space probe.
A scientific paper this week posits the idea that humans (and indeed extraterrestrials) could simply pilot ‘rogue planets’ through the universe.
Volcanic eruptions remind us that the inside of our planet isn’t exactly tranquil - but there’s plenty of completely unknown stuff happening beneath our feet.
The space rock, known as 7335 (1989 JA) won’t fly past particularly near to Earth - the closest it will get is 2.5 million miles, ten times the distance between the Earth and the moon.
A Nasa lander has detected the biggest earthquake ever spotted on another planet - rumbling beneath the dusty surface of Mars.
Could alien life forms lurk in the icy oceans of Jupiter and Saturn's moons such as Titan, Ganymede or Europa in our own solar system?
Scientists believe fragments weighing up to 500g – the weight of a loaf of bread – may have fallen somewhere south of Shrewsbury.
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's crew may have been the first ones to do it, but just months later a second crew of astronauts walked on the moon in 1969.
"The thing's going to explode and you're going to die — and you're going to leave me with the babies,'" Mila Kunis told Ashton Kutcher.
The flare produced a pulse of X-rays, which hit Earth’s atmosphere and blacked out shortwave radio signals over the Atlantic.
Travelling to space – particularly on longer missions – can have serious (and surreal) effects on the human body.
The centre of our own galaxy is emitting a mysterious glow which scientists have puzzled over for a decade - but a new paper suggests a culprit.
The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team.
A planet that scientists thought couldn’t exist could change our understanding of how new worlds form. "This work addresses the very foundations of how giant planets can form and grow," said Björn Benneke from the University of Montreal.