The Rolling Stones called the honour a milestone in their long and eventful history.
The new map has been formulated using precise measurements of the distance from the sun to 2,400 stars called 'Cepheid variables'.
"It was the beginning of chemistry and the formation of HeH+ was the first step on a path of increasing complexity in the Universe.
It will be Toyota's first full-fledged entry into space exploration after the development of a small robot for the International Space Station.
This is a key milestone for Elon Musk, his team and the American space agency
The international team behind the space survey said their discovery literally shed new light on some of the Universe's deepest secrets.
Nasa's lunar orbiter will pass over the Chang'e 4 landing site on January 31 and will snap pictures, as it did for the Chang'e 3 in 2013.
Earth's neighbouring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the Red Planet's auburn hues.
A consortium of astronomers said Thursday they had for the first time confirmed a prediction of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity by observing the gravitational effects of a supermassive black hole on a star zipping by it.
The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach in 15 years to offer skygazers a thrilling astronomical double bill on Friday, astronomers say.
The dunes probably formed within the last 500,000 years.
The asteroid, which originated in another star system, has been given the nickname "BZ".
The Queqiao satellite will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the moon.
The discovery of water plumes on Europa may indicate signs of life there.
The asteroid was named "2004 EW95".
The Structural Thermal Model will be sent to Toulouse for testing to ensure that the ExoMars Rover is able to handle conditions on Mars.
The observation of a 14-galaxy collision has challenged many astronomers' views of the universe.
The map produced by the Gaia satellite contains information about more than a billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.
The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed by a year.
Observations by NASA's Juno spacecraft showed that Jupiter's atmosphere stretches about 3,000 kilometres deep.
NASA stopped manning to the ISS in 2011 but recently moved to increase its crew complement aboard the ISS as the Russians cut theirs to save cost
Victor Buso is the first person to have ever obtained pictures of shock breakout.
Two galaxies fused between 1.8 and three billion years ago to create Andromeda.
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