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
Circular orbits in Earth-sized exoplanets are common throughout the Universe, according to new research that uses a unique method to determine orbital patterns hundreds of lightyears away.
The lights are created by localised magnetic fields in the planet's crust
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The Science Museum will display the history of the Russian space programme
For the first time ever, astronomers have captured a rear-end collision between two knots travelling along an extragalactic jet, blasting out from a supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy.
A disc of planetary debris similar to the Kuiper Belt is giving astronomers a glimpse into the evolution of our own Solar System.