The use of radio telescopes is helping astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan uncover hidden black holes within the Galaxy. Their latest discovery could be a vital piece in the puzzle as to how supermassive black holes are formed.
Tim Peake has become the first ESA-sponsored British astronaut to complete a spacewalk during a mission to replace a failed power generator.
Turbulence caused by a supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy is causing ionised gas to be blown in all directions.
Preparation is underway for Tim Peake's first spacewalk, taking place today at 12:55 UTC. Tune in to Stargazing LIVE tonight at 9pm with Professor Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain to see how Tim got on.
A powerful new telescope instrument that will look at the environments surrounding black holes has met expectations by making a discovery during its initial tests.
Observations have been made of a bright quasar over a 12-year period, giving astronomers insight into a unique and dramatic process at work.
Using a new discipline called galactoseismology, astronomers have been able to posit for the first time the cause of ripples in the outer disc of the Milky Way.
Tim Peake is due to become the first British astronaut to perform a spacewalk when he exits the ISS to repair a vital component this month.
Astronomers are locating dozens of speedy ‘runaway’ stars by observing the infrared material that piles up in front of them.
Earth could be at risk from massive comets orbiting the outer edges of our Solar System, according to new research.
Intrepid Travel is offering two people the chance to win an amazing stargazing trip to Morocco.
Spotting the ISS is easier than you might think. Don't forget to wave at Tim Peake as he orbits the Earth over this Christmas.
On board the ISS, the crew spend the holiday amongst the stars
Astronomers may have potentially solved a longstanding question as to why gaps appear in some dusty discs that surround young stars.
The light from a blazar could help find the density of the Universe’s photon fog
As the hunt for a 'second Earth' continues, exoplanet hunters from New South Wales have discovered a new candidate: the closest to our Solar System ever observed.
The ISS has welcomed three new arrivals on board the floating laboratory, following the successful launch of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft.
Britain's first official astronaut has begun his journey to the ISS, ahead of a six-month mission that will see him carry out numerous experiments in the floating laboratory.
The International Space Station (ISS) has been mankind’s farthest outpost since the turn of the century. Piers Bizony looks back at the history of its construction.