Cosmology

08 September 2017

Scientists rewrite the rules of Jupiter’s auroras to explain the latest data from NASA's Juno Mission.

08 June 2017

Einstein's theory of General Relativity, conceived a century ago, has enabled astronomers to weigh a nearby star,...

07 November 2016

A new theory on the Moon's formation has been proposed by scientists and it involves a big crash and a very fast...

03 March 2016

The first step towards a space-based gravitational wave telescope has been tested successfully by the European Space...

15 January 2016

One of the biggest astronomical explosions ever seen has been spotted in a galaxy far, far away.

19 June 2015

As big as a golf ball seen from 10 million km away, scientists have weighed the smallest planet yet discovered orbiting...

24 October 2013

The most distant galaxy yet discovered, dating from 700 million years after the Big Bang has been pinpointed by US...

25 April 2013

Observations of a massive neutron star in a compact stellar binary in outer space confirm general relativity theory.

21 March 2013

An analysis of data collected by the Planck Telescope supports a period of rapid expansion shortly after the big bang...

14 February 2013

Since their discovery cosmic rays have been a mystery. Now, an orbiting gamma-ray telescope has managed to identify...

25 October 2012

There is a mystery surrounding the amount of infrared light that bathes the universe –the so called cosmic infrared...

30 September 2012

This week has seen planetary scientists gathering in Madrid for the European Planetary Science Congress, and several...

03 May 2012

Astronomers have caught their best glimpse yet of a star being ripped to pieces by a supermassive black hole.

08 March 2012

Scientists have taken the first steps towards interrogating antimatter to discover whether its spectroscopic...

06 December 2011

Giant lake beneath the ice on Europa could harbour life

09 October 2011

A comet not far from Earth has shed some light on how our planet could have come by much of its water, a new study has...

25 May 2011

By studying the wobbles of a compound called ytterbium flouride in an electric field, scientists have discovered the...

08 May 2011

Two predictions made from general relativity in 1918 have been finally tested...

03 April 2011

A strange anomaly in the movement of the Pioneer probes may have been explained

19 December 2010

A new instrument aboard the SWIFT orbiting telescope has shed new light on the cause of "dark" gamma ray...

25 November 2010

Spectral analysis has confirmed the sighting of the most distant galaxy ever seen, at a red shift of z=8.6...

24 October 2010

A team of astronomers have successfully looked back about 13 billion years to pinpoint one of the first galaxies to...

12 September 2010

Some evidence has been found of the fine structure constant... varying.