From the odd cigar-shaped interstellar asteroid to the mysterious object shooting across the Heathrow airport – these are the best space stories of the week.
In December, a 5km-wide asteroid is expected to fly past the Earth, accompanied by the Geminids meteor shower.
The InSight mission was initially scheduled to launch last year, however, it was postponed due to a leaky container.
Instead of yielding expected energy savings, the "lighting revolution" is destroying the night skies.
Scientists, for a while now, have tried to find an answer to how the Moon developed a crust composed of just one mineral.
The final shot was created from a series of images taken when Cassini spacecraft was approximately 1.1 million kilometres from Saturn.
The AI-backed drone uses cameras to track its position and matches it with a pre-loaded map to move around and avoid obstacles.
Budweiser says the barley it sends to the ISS will remain aboard for a month, before it makes its way back to the Earth to be analysed further.
The 'falling star' came close to hitting a passenger jet as it approached its landing at Heathrow airport.
The telescope will be launched into space by European Space Agency's Ariane 5 rocket sometime between March and June 2019.
The rocket booster will take him up to an altitude of 1,800ft at speeds of around 500mph.
The shower involves real material coming down from orbit and burning in the atmosphere.
When particles travelling at high speeds hit the atmosphere, biological matter can get knocked out into space and travel to other worlds. Is this how life arrived on Earth?
The dark streaks, technically dubbed Recurring Slope Lineae, are mostly found on rocky slopes in dark regions of Mars.
Astronomers say that the alien object, named Oumuamua is like nothing that has ever been seen before.