What high-speed astronomy can tell us about the galactic zoo
The Sun – our steady, reliable companion – tells a very different story up close
The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke
A tour of Mars assembled from NASA images reveals a wondrous but uninviting planet
Dwarf planetary systems will transform the hunt for alien life
Amaury Triaud & Michaël Gillon
A journey from the Himalayas to the edge of our cosmic horizon in space and time
Echoes of a black hole
How many great minds does it take to invent a telescope?
Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi
The plodding photon, or how the speed of light looks sluggish on a galactic scale
Why we can stop worrying and love the particle accelerator
Has dogma derailed the scientific search for dark matter?
When we look for aliens, why do we always find ourselves staring back?
Imagine alien signals are detected. Here’s what happens next
Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious
What else do we lose when we lose sight of the stars?
Gravitational waves will bring the extreme universe into view
The struggle of women in science is written in the stars
Leila A McNeill
How the face of a distant star reveals our place in the cosmos
Experience the eerie serenity of 100,000 asteroids in orbit
What it’s like to land on a comet 300 million miles away
It might be our placid nocturnal companion, but the Moon has a turbulent past
How far beyond Earth will we go to safeguard our species?
Why our imagination for alien life is so impoverished
Life on Mars
Landing on alien worlds is our highest form of exploration
Finding alien life raises huge ethical questions. Finding we’re alone does, too
Let the Sun’s invisible solar winds wash over you in ultra high-definition video
The superfluid Universe