A burst of gamma rays in a distant part of the universe reveals the birth of another black hole.
Astronomers are surprised by what they're finding out about galaxies that formed in the early days of our universe, now that sensitive telescopes allow direct observation, not the inference of old.
A group of astronomers are trying to reclassify Pluto as full 'planet'. But there are good reasons to leave our classification system alone, and this doesn't mean Pluto is any less interesting.
The first ever picture of the Milky Way's black hole is expected to be a bright crescent shape rather than a disk.
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.
Disney's Moana has a remarkably accurate depiction of how Polynesian peoples navigate by the stars, and draws attention to the richness of Indigenous astronomy.
The discovery of a new black hole adds to our understanding of these celestial objects that fascinate in both fact and fiction.
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.
After months of running in test-mode, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope is now gathering data at an incredible rate to give us a new look at how our universe works.
Very few African universities offer postgraduate degrees in astronomy. This gap in knowledge and training can be addressed through international partnerships and collaboration.
2017 is looking to be a spectacular year for meteor showers. So here's what to look out for in both the northern and southern skies.
Up until the seventeenth century, astrology was seen as a scholarly tradition, and it is credited as influencing the development of many modern day subjects.
Colliding black holes to exploding spacecraft, 2016 was an incredible year for astrophysics.
Even the sceptical can admire the determination of the wise men.
A new highly sensitive detector is being built one kilometre underground in a gold mine to detect the elusive dark matter.
It's almost impossible for any human to spot something unknown or unusual in the massive amount of data collected by our telescopes. So we're teaching an intelligent machine to search the data for us.
Allegations of abuse within CSIRO's astronomy division reveal how it can damage lives and careers. Much of this was hidden from view, including from friends and colleagues.
The full moon is stunning – and this month it'll be larger than normal. Do make it a reason to embrace the darkness and have a look.
A new discovery can help determine where all the stars in the universe's galaxies actually come from.
Full moons are good reason to look up – and the one on Nov. 14 is no exception. But here’s why you likely won’t see something shockingly different from other full moons you've observed over the years.