A Darwin mechanic's success in the hunt for new exoplanets shows how amateur and professional scientists can work together on new research.
The Astronomer Royal answers some of the world's – and the universe's – biggest questions.
There has been much excitement this week about the possibility of water -- and life -- on some newly discovered exoplanets. But we can look closer to home for evidence of ET.
Several of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting a small star appear to be locked in an intricate dance that hints at how such planetary systems can form.
If there's life on one of the Earth's seven sisters, chances are it has spread to all of them.
Over the last 20 years, advances in the field of exoplanet discovery have excited the imaginations of scientists and enthusiasts alike. But we're in position to know yet whether a planet is habitable.
Colliding black holes to exploding spacecraft, 2016 was an incredible year for astrophysics.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Sonification is a technique for converting data into sound. It could transform the study of distant worlds.
Atmospheric changes on exoplanets could hold clues to our own environmental problems.
Technology had enabled humans to explore the deep sea, the Earth's poles, and outer space. But we shouldn't forget historical lessons about frontiers in the process of traversing them.
Astronomers have found an Earth-like planet orbiting our nearest neighbour, the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri. So any chance that planet may be habitable?
Scientists have finally found an Earth-like planet we may actually be able to visit.
The red hue of the moon during a total lunar eclipse gives astronomers at cue on how to find out more about the planets being discovered around other stars.
More than three thousand planets have been found orbiting other stars in our galaxy. The challenge now is to find out more about these planets.
Juno’s visit to Jupiter promises to pick up on many of the unsolved mysteries that still remain in understanding of the Jovian system.
Earth is the only planet in our solar system with both plate tectonics and life. Is there a connection?
A look at some of the more obscure methods astronomers use to detect planets around other stars, in the second of a two-part series on finding world's elsewhere in the universe.
Astronomers have discovered more than 3,000 planets around other stars, so far. In the first of a two-part series we look at how they find world's elsewhere in the universe.
Complex life may be rare in the universe because most planets become either too hot or too cold before life has a chance to get a foothold. This might explain why we have yet to bump into E.T.