Observations using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have confirmed that previously suspected gamma ray brightness coming from the Tarantula Nebula is in fact the first gamma ray pulsar detected outside our Galaxy.
The hunt for exoplanets continues in the hope of finding Earth's 'twin'. The latest discovery is of a Venus-like exoplanet cool enough to potentially host an atmosphere and close enough to study in detail.
Streaks on the surface of Phobos were previously thought to be caused by an impact, but new findings suggest the actual cause could be far more catastrophic.
Data sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft has revealed what may be ice volcanoes on the surface of Pluto, and the 'pandemonium' of its spinning moons.
Recent reports of fireballs in the sky above Thailand and Poland could be a sign of Earth’s movement into the comet debris known as the Taurids meteor shower.
Following the discovery that mass bodies of water once existed on Mars, NASA has been studying the Red Planet to discover what caused such a vast change in its atmosphere. New data from MAVEN appears to have the answer.
ESO's ALMA telescope has uncovered the growth of a protostar occuring in short bursts, revealing the process of stellar formation in greater clarity than ever before.
While gaps in the discs surrounding young stars are a means of discovering newly formed, unseen planets, a study has found that some gaps could be a sort of cosmic illusion. Rather than the sign of a massive planet, some apparent gaps in the discs might be a result of smaller planetary particles.
The estate hopes to create a centre from which astronomers can explore the dark skies of Wales.
The detection of very young planets in the discs of newborn stars isn't always easy, due to the dust and gas contained within the discs. But a new method of detection looking at the spirals around young stars could help reveal both the number and masses of planets.
The confirmation of oxygen at 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko is the first in situ detection of the gas at a comet, and has the potential to throw some models of the formation of the Solar System into question.
Observations using ESO's VISTA telescope have uncovered a previously unknown disc of young stars hiding behind dust clouds in the centre of the Milky Way.
The sources of highly energetic particles that surround black holes known as coronas could be linked to the production of massive flares of X-ray light that shoot out from black holes, according to new observations by the Swift and NuSTAR telescopes.
A long-standing question as to why Mars is so much smaller than Earth may have been solved with a new study looking at theories of planetary formation.
Cassini's next mission manoeuvre aims to find out more about the geological activity occurring on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, revealing new data that will help determine the prospects for supporting life in its global ocean.
A study using Hubble Space Telescope data has allowed astronomers to peer into the early beginnings of the Universe, including the mysterious period known as the 'epoch of reionisation'.
Observations of a black hole tearing apart a nearby star are giving astronomers a rare insight into the process, known as a 'tidal disruption'.
NASA's Kepler 2 spacecraft may have found the "smoking gun" showing for the first time how white dwarfs can vaporise rocky remnants that survive within the dead star's planetary system.
The vast majority of Earth-like planets that will ever form in the Universe have yet to be born, according to a new study.
Scientists are looking to volcanic processes to explain a mineralogical anomaly in a mound within an impact basin near the Moon's south pole.