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.
In 2018 a pulsar will encounter a massive star, creating high energy explosions
Astronomers are witnessing the birth of a planet in its very early stages, enabling them to gain a unique view of the formation process.
The craters could help researchers peer under the comet’s surface
As part of Asteroid Day, ESA has revealed how observations and data collection on an international scale are helping prepare for a mission to analyse a binary asteroid system up close.
Scientists have discovered infrared light surrounding a white dwarf that could support the theory that massive, ageing planets can regain their infrared glow.
V404 Cygni has renewed activity with its highest burst of high-energy light since 1989.
The presence of spiral arms surrounding a young star is being offered as a solution to a key problem in the theory of planetary formation.
Planetary nebulae have enabled a team to discover the devouring of a smaller galaxy by Messier 87 within the past billion years.
The gamma rays produced when dark matter particles collide are rare and difficult to observe. A new NASA simulation shows how the power of black holes could provide conditions for greater detection.
Some of the mysteries surrounding the interiors of icy planetary bodies like Uranus and Neptune could be solved through the findings of a new study looking at salt.
For the first time, scientists have managed to measure the size and mass of an exoplanet smaller than Earth, paving the way for new understanding of the diversity of planets in the Universe.
The stars were found in the brightest early galaxy ever observed
Rosetta's Philae lander awoke on 13 June after seven months in hibernation, marking the next phase in the orbiter's mission.
Data from the Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed the presence of a stratosphere on a massive and hot exoplanet, settling a scientific debate and providing new info about how the distant planet formed.
Deposits of glass found in impact craters on Mars could enable scientists to learn more about the possibility of former life on the Red Planet.
The confirmation that three supernovae exploded alone in deep space is helping astronomers learn more about the empty spaces between galaxies.
ESA's Rosetta mission is already transforming scientists' understanding of comets and the evolution of the Solar System.
It's likely that the largest moon, Charon, is to blame for the chaos
At-Bristol has upgraded its dome to give incredible new views of the Galaxy