Gravity

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...

02 September 2016

The dwarf planet Ceres spills its secrets with a series of six studies published today in the journal Science.

03 March 2016

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

10 September 2015

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

26 February 2015

The cosmic gales from black holes could be putting a hault to new, nearby stars forming...

05 August 2012

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

08 January 2012

A pair of new American spacecraft entered orbit about the Moon over the new year period, with the aim of measuring the...

27 May 2011

Jupiter's moon Io is known to be highly volcanically active - now, data collected by the Gallileo craft looking at...

27 May 2011

Up to half of all hot Jupiters may orbit their parent star contrary to the star's direction of rotation. New...

27 May 2011

Results from Gravity Probe B test and support Einstein's theories of relativity - and have only been 50 years in...

25 January 2011

Does Jupiter protect Earth from asteroid impact? A new study evaluates the myth that the giant planet acts as our...

12 December 2010

Saturn’s rings may have originated from a satellite that was stripped of its surface ice when it moved perilously close...