Astronomy News

The Science Museum will display the history of the Russian space programme
Fri May 22, 2015 4:07pm

The Science Museum will display the history of the Russian space programme

We look back at some of the magazine's best features over the past decade...
Fri May 22, 2015 4:06pm

We look back at some of the magazine's best features over the past decade...

Massive star gives astronomers new insight into rare binary processes
Fri May 22, 2015 3:51pm

A massive Wolf-Rayet star is displaying unusual properties, giving astronomers new evidence that these super-huge stars can form binary interactions.

Galaxy with brightness of 300 trillion Suns is most luminous ever discovered
Fri May 22, 2015 10:44am

The WISE telescope has discovered the brightest galaxy ever found, shedding new light on the supermassive black holes commonly found at their centre.

New light shed on the birth of Type Ia supernovae and their binary pairings
Thu May 21, 2015 11:47am

Observations shed new light on the birth of Type Ia supernovae and their binary pairings

Massive star-forming region uncovers new information on the birth of stars
Tue May 19, 2015 1:03pm

Massive star-forming region uncovers new information on the birth of stars

Magnetar in our Galaxy shows unusual drop in X-ray brightness and hot surface
Fri May 15, 2015 10:23am

A magnetic neutron star in our Galaxy has been exhibiting unusual drops in X-ray brightness and an increased surface temperature.

Revelation could point to Europa's ability to support life
Wed May 13, 2015 9:55am

NASA scientists have blasted table salt with radiation to see whether the dark, mysterious substance on Europa can be conclusively identified.

Quasars used to reveal 'invisible' gaseous ring surrounding galaxy
Fri May 08, 2015 4:14pm

A halo surrounding the Andromeda galaxy is the closest to Earth ever discovered beyond the Milky Way. 

Data from MESSENGER puts 4 billion years Mercury's magnetic evolution
Fri May 08, 2015 10:52am

Data sent from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is enabling scientists to piece together how Mercury's magnetic field evolved over time.

Enceladus eruptions could be caused by fold in moon's surface
Thu May 07, 2015 12:42pm

Data sent back from Cassini has suggested that eruptions on Enceladus could be an optical illusion caused by folds in the moon's surface.

Luminous galaxy discovered over 13 billion lightyears from Earth
Wed May 06, 2015 11:28am

A luminous galaxy has been discovered over 13 billion lightyears from Earth, revealing new information about the expansion of the early Universe.

High volcanic activity might be behind wild temperature variation
Tue May 05, 2015 2:02pm

High volcanic activity might be behind wild temperature variation

Telescopic camera captures Pluto's surface, including a possible polar cap
Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:36pm

Telescopic camera captures Pluto's surface, including a possible polar cap

High-energy X-rays at the centre of the Milky Way stump NASA astronomers.
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:52am

High-energy X-rays at the centre of the Milky Way stump NASA astronomers.

A planetary system has been found orbiting a star 54 lightyears away
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:42pm

A planetary system has been found orbiting a star 54 lightyears away

 
Reactions in the early molecular clouds could have caused water formation
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:45am

Chemical reactions in the early molecular clouds could have caused water formation even in the oxygen-lacking environment.

Observations have revealed a new connection between supernovas that produce gamm
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:23pm

New link found between supernovas that produce gamma rays and those that do not.

Milky Way analog galaxy, NGC 891. Colours show flares from groups of stars with
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:03pm

Thick disk galaxies contain young as well as old stars according to a new report, potentially ending a long-running astronomical anomaly. 

Abell 1689, a large cluster of galaxies 2.3 billion light years away
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:30pm

Compact ellipticals found isolated from larger galaxy clusters

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