Stars

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...

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...

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...

24 October 2016

There are many reasons to be reducing excess lighting. But is it feasible to roll out over large areas?

20 September 2016

What is the Gaia mission and how did it come about in the first place?

20 September 2016

Part 2 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...

26 May 2016

Have you ever wondered what the Sun is made of?

26 May 2016

The Sun is 4.6 billion years old but how did it get there?

26 May 2016

How we're about to get closer to our Sun than ever before using ground up bones...

26 May 2016

When it comes to stellar death, it's go big or go home...

06 May 2016

Watching planets cross the sun was hugely important in understanding the scale of our universe but why do scientists...

22 April 2016

Exoplanets may yield clues as to whether there might be life somewhere out there. But they're so far away, so why...

22 April 2016

How we study planets beyond our own solar system...

22 April 2016

On 9 May, Mercury will be seen as a black dot silhouetted against the Sun…but why are scientists so excited about it?

19 February 2016

In 2013, BICEP annouced they had found gravitational waves. How are these different to what LIGO have found?

19 February 2016

Last September, LIGO found a blip on their radars, which they later verified were gravitational waves, but where did...

19 February 2016

Scientists annouced the detection of these elusive ripples in spacetime but what are they? And why has it taken so long...

25 January 2016

Time seems to have a clear and irreversible direction; physics doesn't recognise this though. This problem has...

19 January 2016

What caused the biggest explosion astronomers have ever seen? The evidence points to the cataclysmic death of a star.

12 October 2015

Cosmic radiation can be deadly, especially if a solar storm hits. How can we protect astronauts once they leave the...

25 August 2015

The New Horizons probe has provided vast quantities of data on Pluto, but what has it told us that we didn't...