Space

21 incredible cloud nebula pictures

If we look a little further than our own atmosphere, deep into the furthest reaches of outer space, the clouds we can see are truly out-of-this-world - here are some of our favourite cloud nebula pictures.

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What is a supermoon?

Formally known as the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system, supermoons are lunar events that have a big effect on how we view the Moon. 

Mission into the Sun

We’ve visited Pluto and the outer reaches of the Solar System, and our rovers are trundling over the surface of Mars. Yet the Sun has remained stubbornly out of reach… until now.

Who really discovered sunspots?

Humans have known about these solar features for millennia, but it wasn't until a relatively unknown scientist in the 17th Century that we knew their true nature.

Six real-life Star Wars worlds

The Stars Wars universe has been captivating audiences for decades, but astronomers are beginning to find alien worlds that bear an uncanny resemblance to the planets dreamt up by George Lucas.