China will grow flowers, potatoes, and silkworm on the dark side of the Moon

A Chinese garden on the Moon — it almost sounds too crazy to be true.

Scientists find salty, Europa-like subglacial lakes

This would allow us to gain a new understanding of extraterrestrial life.

Meet TESS — he’ll be finding exoplanets for the next few years

NASA’s future planet hunter has arrived — and it’s set for glory.

This is our Sun, in three different wavelengths

A trio of beautiful, and very useful images.

Hubble snaps amazing photo of Einstein Ring phenomenon

The best kind of ring there is.

Astronomers discover a clump of black holes around our galaxy’s center

For the first time, astronomers have managed to confirm the existence of a black hole population surrounding the core of our galaxy.

X-Rays could sterilise alien planets that would be otherwise habitable

It’s a small chance, but having a small chance of something wiping out all of life on a planet still seems like too much.

Gravitational waves might be created at the centre of most galaxies

Looks like we can expect more gravitational waves in the near future.

Researchers map out the age of the Milky Way’s “heart”

Our galaxy still holds many secrets.

Astronomers use gravity to zoom in on incredibly distant star

A new take on the whole ‘twinkle twinkle’ thing.

Some 70,000 years ago, a rogue star duo whooshed by our solar system — and early humans probably saw it

If you happened to be alive 70,000 years ago, you’d be in for quite a show.

Strange object ‘Oumuamua likely came from another solar system

We’re still learning much from our interstellar visitor.

Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt is still ‘evolving’

Ceres doesn’t get as much love as Pluto, but perhaps it should.

Twinkle, twinkle: Researchers find new clues about extremely bright neutron stars

These stars are bending the laws of physics.

NASA’s New Horizons probe snaps farthest image from Earth

There’s a man-made shuttle at the edge of the solar system, taking photos. It’s mind bending.

The Search for Alien Life: We Have Been Looking in the Wrong Places

If there are any, aliens should be less conspicuous and charismatic-looking than most people think.

Crowdsourcing astronomy: Citizen scientists discover new rocky planets locked in resonance

Citizen scientists found five “musical” exoplanet.

For the first time ever, our solar system is getting an outside visitor

Put the kettle on, we have a visitor.

Researchers find tantalizing evidence of mid-sized black hole in the Milky Way

If confirmed, this could indicate a remarkable progress in modern physics.

TRAPPIST-1, the dwarf star with seven Earth-sized planets, is older than our solar system

This could be both good and bad for potential extraterrestrial life.