Galaxies

10 September 2015

Impatient physicists in Durham are floating a huge balloon- mounted telescope out of the Earth's atmosphere in...

19 June 2015

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

31 March 2014

Planetary scientists are getting very excited this week as it's announced the discovery of a dwarf planet...

11 February 2014

This week the Gaia telescope, a 1 billion pixel camera was tested 1.5 million km from Earth and it works!

31 October 2013

A planet roughly the same size and with the same composition as the Earth has been discovered orbiting a distant start.

24 October 2013

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

15 August 2013

Radio astronomers have made the first measurements of the magnetic field around the black hole at the centre of the...

18 April 2013

The Kepler satellite has announced this week the best possible candidates for habitable planets around distant stars

12 August 2012

A paper published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society this week reports a detection of dark matter...

05 August 2012

The journal Science have produced a special issue dedicated to the subject of black hole research, and we look at what...

15 July 2012

Astronomers using the Very Large Telescope in Chile believe they have made the first ever observations of galaxies that...

17 June 2012

Voyager 1, launched in the 70s, appears to be leaving the solar system

03 May 2012

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

25 January 2012

El Gordo, or "ACT-CL J0102-4915" as it's officially known, is the largest, most distant galaxy cluster...

04 December 2011

This week a team of researchers in France, Russia and the USA have reported that Voyager Spacecrafts 1 & 2 –...

04 November 2011

Models suggest the Milky Way should have far more dwarf galaxies orbiting it than we see - known as the the "...

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...

27 May 2011

Molecular gas streaming away from galaxies has been spotted by the Herschel Telescope. This gas could be responsible...

25 February 2011

Astronomers using the Gemini telescope have "weighed" the black hole at the centre of the M87 Galaxy. They...

25 February 2011

A candidate galaxy spotted at a red shift of 10, likely to be the most distant object observed so far, gives us a...

25 January 2011

This month, researchers working on the Planck project released their first science data - including new galaxy clusters...

19 December 2010

Galaxy Zoo - the project that uses the barinpower of it's users to identify interesting aspects in photographs of...

19 December 2010

Gamma Ray Bursts are some of the most energetic events in the universe - but only around half of them are associated...