Astronomy News

Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:21pm

These hard to spot galaxies could unlock the mystery of galaxy formation

Galaxy cluster collision shockwaves bring radio emission cloud back to life
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:04am

A study of a galaxy cluster 1.6 billion lightyears away has revealed the re-energising power generated when two of these massive cosmic structures collide with one another.

Magnetic waves oscillating in through the Sun may cause the huge temperatures
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:18pm

Magnetic waves oscillating in through the Sun may cause the huge temperatures

Detection of carbon brings scientists closer to origins of lunar lava eruptions
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:06pm

Samples of the lunar surface brought back by the Apollo missions initially revealed the remnants of ancient lava eruptions that occurred on the Moon. Now, those same samples are helping scientists learn more about the origins of these so-called 'fire fountains'.

Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:22pm

Future space travel will rely on a new relationship between man and machine

New study could solve the mystery as to how Saturn and Jupiter formed
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:00pm

There is a discrepancy between current theories as to how the gas giants in our Solar System formed and the time it takes for the accretion of rocky cores to occur. New research may have solved the conundrum.

The extreme conditions may have helped kickstart life on other worlds
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:07am

The extreme conditions may have also help kickstart life on other worlds

Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:21pm

Our new celestial companions could help us understand how our Galaxy formed

'Catherine wheel' explosion discovered lurking behind the Milky Way
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:58am

The discovery of a galactic collision that has formed a ring of light close to home has shown that such phenomena can occur around smaller galaxies than previously thought.

Astronomy and space science make the cut for this year's programme
Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:02pm

Read our pick of the best astronomy and space-related events occurring at the British Science Festival 2015.

Supernovae in empty space may have been thrown out of merging galaxies
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:12pm

Supernovae in empty space may have been thrown out of merging galaxies

Gas giant observed by new telescope on the hunt for exoplanets
Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:28pm

A new telescope that is helping astronomers learn more about exoplanets has made its first major discovery; a young Jupiter-like planet beyond the Solar System.

Body provides new clues as to how black holes are formed
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:58am

The tiniest supermassive black hole ever found at the centre of a galaxy is providing clues as to how black holes formed along with their host galaxies.

Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:26am

The energy output of the Universe is half of what it used to be

Hubble reveals role of jets in precipitating galactic activity
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:29am

Two studies into elliptical galaxies' star formation have revealed a self-regulating system powered by the jets of black holes.

Towering mountain and bright crater seen in new images sent back by Dawn
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:24pm

Dawn has sent back a video of some of Ceres' most intriguing features, causing scientists to ask new questions about the surface of the dwarf planet.

Astronomers capture tidal stripping in new study looking at galactic formation
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:00am
New images captured show M81's tidal stripping process for the first time.
Black holes are no longer the 'undisputed jet kings' of the Universe
Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:18pm

Black holes, long thought to be the Universe's unrivalled producer of powerful jets of material blasting into space, could have a new rival in the form of neutron stars.

Three super-Earths and giant planet found 21 lightyears away
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:49am

Swiss astronomers are reporting the discovery of a planetary system containing three super-Earths and an giant planet in outer orbit.

Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:58pm

Eight months after landing, what has Philae discovered?

A new study from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity team confirms that Mars was,...
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Using images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers...
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