Cosmology

23 January 2018

What are the challenges ahead of launch for JWST? Are astronomers ready?

23 January 2018

Imagine folding up a a giant telescope, like origami, squashing it into a rocket and blasting it one million miles into...

18 December 2017

Aritsts have given voices to the junk floating around in space...

24 October 2017

Scientists have made a fifth gravitational wave detection, but this one is different...

15 August 2017

A team at the University of Iowa are listening to the sounds of space ...

15 August 2017

Radio telescopes dotted across the globe have joined up to create the Event Horizon Telescope, which is the size of the...

15 August 2017

In 2020, the European Space Agency will launch a rover onto the surface of Mars on an exploratory mission to look for...

14 August 2017

Only 5% of the universe is made up of physical matter, what else is out there?

23 May 2017

Chris Smith puts his own questions to the panel in the form of a quiz!

28 March 2017

How do stars make new elements?

14 February 2017

What have we found out so far from the Rosetta-Philae mission? And what does a comet smell like?

04 January 2017

How one community has decided to turn the lights down low in the search for darkness...

02 January 2017

...and could it explain why we haven't found any evidence of life beyond Earth?

02 January 2017

If you fill out Drake's equation, life beyond Earth is highly probable...

25 October 2016

Astrophysicist Duncan Forgan describes it as the most exciting mission since Hubble; so what is it that sets Gaia apart...

25 October 2016

Surprisingly, scientists are using GCSE maths to figure out where the stars are in our galaxy...

25 October 2016

Where's it going? And what's it doing? Here's a whistlestop tour of the probe...

24 October 2016

As the sun sets in Cambridge, Chris Smith steps outside the studio with Paul Fellows to examine the state of our night...

20 September 2016

Part 1 of George Seabroke's poem Gaia.

11 August 2016

Rosetta has managed to sniff the comet 67P and scientists have reconstructed what it smells like...

11 August 2016

Graihagh made it her mission to find out as much as possible about Connie's winnings. But first, how did Connie...

26 February 2016

LIGO directly detected gravitational waves for the first time, but how did they do it?

26 February 2016

Back in 2013, BICEP claimed to have detected gravitational waves, but the discovery has since been disputed....