The discovery of aurora on a low-mass star 18 lightyears from Earth is teaching scientists more about the outer atmospheres of exoplanets.
New data released by NASA from the Dawn mission in the form of colourful maps shows the peaks and troughs on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres.
A pair of astrophotographers are currently preparing the project of a lifetime; a 338km hike along America’s famous John Muir Trail to photograph the night sky through the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California.
A study of cosmic winds is revealing more about how they effect the evolution of galaxies.
An analysis of a patch of still-forming brown dwarfs shows they may propel jets outward from a surrounding disc in much the same way as young forming stars.
The discovery of a new habitable planet like our own marks a milestone in the journey to find a second Earth.
Observations by Chandra are providing NASA with new insight into the power of pulsars.
The latest data from New Horizons has revealed more about Pluto's topography, including a mountain range in the southwest region of its heart-shaped feature.
A study of the Coma Cluster suggests it could contain 100 times more dark matter than visible matter.
Data from New Horizons revealing an icy, craterless plain on Pluto shows preliminary results sent back to Earth continue to exceed missions scientists' expectations.
The Gaia satellite has spotted a unique binary star system that could help scientists learn more about Type Ia supernovae and the expansion of the Universe.
New images sent back to Earth from the New Horizons mission have surpassed expectations, NASA mission scientists say.
After successfully completing its flyby of Pluto, New Horizons has sent confirmation of the mission's success back to Earth, before beginning a new journey to the edges of the Solar System.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back data revealing the size of Pluto for the first time.
Data from NASA’s New Horizons mission has uncovered the intricacies of Pluto’s moon Charon for the first time.
While the eyes of the world will be looking to the New Horizons flyby of Pluto on 14 July, NASA has revealed how its fleet of spacecraft and telescopes will also be turning their attention to the dwarf planet in preparation for the event.
NASA New Horizons mission scientists have received the most detailed image of Pluto ever taken, ahead of the mission’s closest approach on 14 July.
A new immersive, virtual reality astronomy experience developed by Edinburgh astronomers could be set to make clear-sky stargazing a reality for anyone with an Internet connection.
A radio telescope has detected a signal carrying the imprint of galaxy-forming hydrogen, meaning it could allow astronomers to search for galaxies deeper in space than ever before.
A new survey mapping dark matter is giving astronomers the techniques to understand more about dark energy and its role in the expansion of the Universe.