For the first time, astronomers have been able to observe the chemical and temperature changes in black hole winds occuring over a matter of hours.
We’ve teamed up with Penguin Random House to give away five copies of one of their newest children’s titles.
Iain Todd reviews Operation Avalanche, a Cold War comedy about a pair of CIA agents who find themselves faking the Apollo Moon landing.
A missing link in planetary formation could be explained by so-called ‘dust traps’ that form around young stars, causing cosmic dust to accumulate and eventually form planetary bodies.
Two private passengers are due to take the trip of a lifetime on a mission around the Moon in late 2018, SpaceX has announced.
Astrophotographers at the ready! The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced entries are now being accepted for this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
A computer system that is able to learn like a human brain could be used in future to push past the limits of optical telescopes and view deep-sky objects in greater detail.
A massive glowing 'blob' has been discovered at the heart of a group of early galaxies, but no source of energy for its light can be found.
Astronomers have announced the discovery of seven Earth-like worlds orbiting a star close to our Solar System.
Satellites will be launched from the UK for the first time by 2020 and British medical scientists will soon be conducting experiments in zero gravity, according to plans unveiled by the government to boost commercial spaceflight in Britain.
The discovery of a pulsar that is ten times brighter than the previous record holder is causing astronomers to rethink what we know about stars.
Has the reported phenomenon of 'hissing' meteors finally been explained?
If you've ever fancied becoming a planet hunter, now's your chance! NASA scientists are looking for help analysing data in the hope of discovering the ninth member of our Solar System.
A massive exoplanet has been observed causing heartbeat-like pulsations in its host star as it swings round its elliptical orbit.
A search for planets outside our Solar System has discovered over 100 candidates, and scientists are asking the public to help with analysing the data.
Our regular astrobaker Katharine Kilgour turns to one of the most familiar deep-sky objects as inspiration for this Valentine's Day cheesecake.
Katharine Kilgour likes to combine her love of astronomy with her love of cooking, making tasty treats to feed herself, her friends and her family Astro-boy (aged 12), Astro-girl (aged 16) and Astro-dad.
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is due to make its closest approach to Earth this weekend, and with a bit of careful planning, you should be able to spot it over the coming week.
With Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova making its close approach to Earth this week, amateur astronomer Jonathan Powell looks back on the return of Comet 1P/Halley (Halley's Comet) in 1986, and how he let two opportunities for outreach pass him by.
The discovery of a comet-like icy body being ripped apart in the atmosphere of a white dwarf star suggests a belt of such objects exists in another planetary system, and has survived stellar evolution.
NASA scientists are currently attemtping to resolve a paradox in data collected on Mars that says flowing water once existed on the planet, but that it also may not have been hot enough to keep water unfrozen.