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.
Observations of hot, Jupiter-like exoplanets using the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes may have enabled astronomers to solve a longstanding mystery of missing water on the planets' surfaces.
A heliacal rising or an alignment of planets? Nigel Henbest explores this enduring mystery.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot continues to be something of a mystery for astronomers, but now a similar sized storm has been observed on a star.
New Dawn evidence suggests the spots stem from a subsurface layer of salt ice that sublimates away when it is exposed by an asteroid strike, leaving behind a salty residue.