What will the future of humanity look like? Renowned physicist Michio Kaku predicts it will be in space — and says we may not have any choice in the matter if we want to avoid extinction.
Help cosmologists pick out supernovae from space images, and who knows. You might have "exploding star discoverer" on your CV before the month is out.
Long-distance relationships have been known to survive the test of time — but what if you were 54.6 million kilometres apart with no chance of a visit ever again? It sounds crazy, but it's a reality facing Mars One candidate Dianne McGrath.
Do you know your Perseids from your Draconids, or even your comets from your asteroids? No matter, amateur astronomers can look up from somewhere on Earth this year and likely catch one of several gobsmacking celestial displays.
The trillions of dollars spent by the likes of Elon Musk to commercialise space travel and set up colonies on other planets would be better used defending the lives of more than 7 billion humans on Earth, writes Andrew Glikson.
Astronomers have discovered an alien planet with an extraordinarily weird orbit around an elderly star — a trip that will come to a fiery end in about 100 million years.
NASA's Curiosity rover has already taught us a lot in the past five years, but NASA scientists think there is still much more to come.