The European Space Agency has charted more than a billion Milky Way stars – on its way to building the most detailed 3D map of our galaxy ever made.
NASA scientists have for the first time imaged the edge of the Sun, enabling them to describe the mysterious origins of Solar wind.
The red hue of the Moon during a total lunar eclipse gives astronomers a clue on how to find out more about the planets being discovered around other stars.
There’s a one in 2500 chance that it will hit – but we won’t be around to see it.
NASA’s Hubble telescope has made the first atmospheric study of two Earth-sized planets outside our Solar System.
American astronaut Scott Kelly colour-enhanced 17 images he took during a flyover of Australia aboard the International Space Station in October 2015. The results are painterly and abstract visions of the landscape. Try and guess the locations, or just enjoy the view.