A study of the Coma Cluster suggests it could contain 100 times more dark matter than visible matter.
Data from New Horizons revealing an icy, craterless plain on Pluto shows preliminary results sent back to Earth continue to exceed missions scientists' expectations.
The Gaia satellite has spotted a unique binary star system that could help scientists learn more about Type Ia supernovae and the expansion of the Universe.
New images sent back to Earth from the New Horizons mission have surpassed expectations, NASA mission scientists say.
After successfully completing its flyby of Pluto, New Horizons has sent confirmation of the mission's success back to Earth, before beginning a new journey to the edges of the Solar System.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back data revealing the size of Pluto for the first time.
Data from NASA’s New Horizons mission has uncovered the intricacies of Pluto’s moon Charon for the first time.
While the eyes of the world will be looking to the New Horizons flyby of Pluto on 14 July, NASA has revealed how its fleet of spacecraft and telescopes will also be turning their attention to the dwarf planet in preparation for the event.
NASA New Horizons mission scientists have received the most detailed image of Pluto ever taken, ahead of the mission’s closest approach on 14 July.
A new immersive, virtual reality astronomy experience developed by Edinburgh astronomers could be set to make clear-sky stargazing a reality for anyone with an Internet connection.
A radio telescope has detected a signal carrying the imprint of galaxy-forming hydrogen, meaning it could allow astronomers to search for galaxies deeper in space than ever before.
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.