A faint dwarf galaxy neighbouring the Milky Way has been photographed in the highest resolution yet, helping provide valuable information about the early universe.
It almost failed before it had even begun, yet it has far outlived its planned lifespan, becoming a treasure of untold value. Crave talks to some of the engineers who've kept it going.
Pantone's newest colour is the first ever created by the institute to be inspired by and named after a character.
Among eight new Kepler planets found are the two most Earth-like to date, with possible conditions for the propagation of life.
Soon, a scanner using light spectroscopy might be able to tell if you have cavities or if you're giving all your teeth equal attention when you brush.
A meteorite from Mars that landed on Earth in 2011 contains a carbon compound that is biological in origin.
The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.
The Stonehenge site is much larger than first supposed, with a digital mapping project revealing previously unknown monuments.
Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.
Yet another alleged "miracle" product has hit Kickstarter, but we're still some time away from a handheld food-analysing spectrometer.