'Christmas asteroid' to blaze past Earth in December

An asteroid, three times the size of a football pitch, will pass Earth in the early…

Signs of water in a galaxy 12.88 billion light-years from Earth

Astronomers found evidence of water molecules made up of hydrogen and oxygen atoms along with carbon…

Nasa launches Lucy mission to explore the 'fossils' of planet formation

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UK space missions to blast off from far-flung Scottish spaceport

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When will the Draconid meteor shower peak and how to see it in the UK?

The Draconid meteor shower will hit UK skies on Friday evening, when stargazers might see up…

Tim Peake: moon mission would be 'icing on the cake' after launching kid's book

Tim Peake spent six months orbiting Earth on board the International Space Station as Britain’s first,…

Satellite burns up in sky after space agency said it could disintegrate over UK

Britons were told to look out for a SpaceX-operated satellite burning up in the sky on…

Meet Kleopatra: the weird 'dog-bone asteroid' that fascinates astronomers

A bizarre asteroid that looks like a giant dog bone has been captured by astronomers. The…

Space junk is making satellites too expensive for the insurance industry

An ever-swelling amount of space debris is threatening satellites that hover around Earth. The increasing amounts of so-called…

Why is the moon orange?

You have probably noticed that the moon has been extra colourful over the past few nights.…

Teenager to become youngest person in space after replacing £20m ticket winner

A Dutch teenager is to become the youngest person in space, rocketing away with an aviation…

Newsreaders can't stop laughing at the shape of Jeff Bezos' rocket

Jeff Bezos is less than a month away from climbing aboard a Blue Origin rocket and…