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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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.
New research is using the light from quasars to reveal the chemical fingerprints of stars and unlock the secrets of galactic evolution.
The dust grains that form planets may begin growing outside of the protoplanetary disk, meaning the building blocks could be forming earlier than previously thought.
A massive Wolf-Rayet star is displaying unusual properties, giving astronomers new evidence that these super-huge stars can form binary interactions.
The WISE telescope has discovered the brightest galaxy ever found, shedding new light on the supermassive black holes commonly found at their centre.
Observations shed new light on the birth of Type Ia supernovae and their binary pairings
Massive star-forming region uncovers new information on the birth of stars
A magnetic neutron star in our Galaxy has been exhibiting unusual drops in X-ray brightness and an increased surface temperature.
NASA scientists have blasted table salt with radiation to see whether the dark, mysterious substance on Europa can be conclusively identified.
A halo surrounding the Andromeda galaxy is the closest to Earth ever discovered beyond the Milky Way.
Data sent from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is enabling scientists to piece together how Mercury's magnetic field evolved over time.
Data sent back from Cassini has suggested that eruptions on Enceladus could be an optical illusion caused by folds in the moon's surface.
A luminous galaxy has been discovered over 13 billion lightyears from Earth, revealing new information about the expansion of the early Universe.
High volcanic activity might be behind wild temperature variation
Telescopic camera captures Pluto's surface, including a possible polar cap