Apollo 15 lunar rover

Moon rovers could be engulfed in dust

Dust on the Moon poses a threat to future lunar missions because it could engulf astronauts’ rovers as they trundle about the surface, astronomers were warned this week.

A frame from the movie Hubble has made of Comet ISON.

NASA’s Hubble makes Comet ISON movie

Astronomers around the world are hoping for a spectacular display from Comet ISON this year – but the Hubble Space Telescope has been studying the cosmic visitor already.

A photo of the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Hawaii with an image atop Haleakala, Maui, with an image of the Trifid Nebula taken by the telescope, thrown in for colourful effect. Credit: PS1 Science Consortium.

Galaxies help zoom in on remote quasars

Astronomers believe they have found a new way to map quasars, the brilliant turbulent zones surrounding supermassive black holes in extremely distant galaxies.