Freezing clear conditions allowed those who dared venture out a dazzling display of the Geminid meteor shower.Read the full story ›
A Nasa astronaut has captured a stunning photo showing recent storms off the UK as seen from the International Space Station.
Amazing photo timing! Lightning from the storm off the UK last week with Aurora http://t.co/MflB3E05oo
The startling effect was created by a mixture of lightning and aurora - an electrical phenomenen created by the interaction of charged particles from the sun stimulating molecules in the earth's atmosphere.
Thousands of people were left without power in Skye and the Western Isles following lightning on Thursday morning as part of the recent "weather bomb".
Elsewhere, snow, wind and rain caused travel disruption across the country.
Clear skies promise perfect conditions for enthusiastic stargazers to witness a dazzling meteor shower tonight.Read the full story ›
The first pictures of a Germinid meteor shower have been captured by CCTV cameras, ahead of 'perfect conditions' for watching the spectacle expected later tonight.
The images came from two British Astronomical Association infrared CCTV video cameras in Chelmsford, Essex.
Northern England and southern Scotland are the places to be for tonight's meteor shower - unless you are prepared to stay up late.Read the full story ›
A new additive for food which can suppress the appetite could one day be added to 'slimming bread'.Read the full story ›
It's taken 9 years, but man is a step closer to exploring Pluto for the first time - and even Russell Watson is getting involved.Read the full story ›
Nasa has called the test mission to send spacecraft Orion to Mars "the most perfect flight you can imagine".
It kicked open the door to a new era of deep-space exploration in a mission which will one day be completed by man.
Mars is 34 million miles away and a round-trip could take at least three years.
ITV's Science Correspondent Alok Jha has this report: