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15 January 2016

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

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...

07 May 2015

A 'super-Earth' water planet could actually be volcanic, changing our understanding of volcanism and plate...

26 February 2015

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

30 January 2015

A system of 11-billion-year-old Earth-sized planets has been discovered, increasing the likelihood of finding...

04 March 2014

What causes the phenomenal natural light show that is the Northern Lights?

06 June 2013

A wake of material from a comet which skimmed through the Solar atmosphere in 2011 is being used to probe the...

14 February 2013

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

30 September 2012

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

16 September 2012

A paper published this week in the Astrophysical Journal suggests that up to 90% of supernova explosions go unseen by...

16 August 2012

A paper published this week in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society sheds new light on whether there...

15 July 2012

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

08 July 2012

A huge, hot dusty disc around a Sun-like star seems to have vanished before our very eyes, and its disappearance cannot...

29 April 2012

The timings of supernova explosions close to Earth marry up with epochs in the planet's history when the diversity...

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...

21 August 2011

Solar seismology may improve space weather forecasts...