We still have a long way to go when it comes to untangling the mysteries of the Universe. Stuart Clark takes a look at some of the most perplexing questions yet to be answered by science and how close we are to finding the facts about space.
The search for another Earth takes a huge step forward after the Kepler space mission discovers 11 new planets in the habitable zone of distant stars, with Kepler-452b dubbed our 'bigger, older cousin.'
Ever since the 1950s, NASA has been collecting sounds from its pioneering missions. The space agency recently uploaded over 60 audio clips to its SoundCloud page, so we've picked out some of our favourites. Put on your headphones and let us take you into space!
Think birthdays don’t come around often enough? Well, imagine having to wait more than 700 days for your next one. Astronomers in the US have discovered an exoplanet with the longest known year, lasting for 704 Earth days.