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We now have a clear visual of how planets form around stars, thanks to a sensational image of a far-distant star surrounded by evidence of baby planets.
A new catalogue of the visible Milky Way is the most detailed yet, charting 219 million distinct stars in the region we can see from Earth.
Behold the best look yet at a massive intergalactic train wreck in progress. It's also a glimpse at what the universe looked like when it was only half its current age.
You can find out how old a baby star is simply by listening to it, say researchers at Europe's KU Leuven.
A device known as "Sphere," attached to the Very Large Telescope in Chile, has achieved first light using three novel methods to peek into the brightness.
Astronomers use the Very Large Telescope to reveal a space drama involving two unique stars in the Ara constellation.
But there's a silver lining: buy the PC/Mac version now, and transfer your character to consoles later for $20, or £12.99 in the UK.
The MMO version of Bethesda's much-loved Elder Scrolls games is finally here. This is what we've been enjoying about it.
Silly asteroid, rings are for Saturn! Not anymore. Astronomers have discovered an asteroid hosting a ring system of its very own.
Bethesda is giving the world of Tamriel the MMO treatment, but does the Elder Scrolls work as an online title?