With the help of a magnifying glass 4 million lightyears wide, astronomers may have solved the riddle of what burned away the hydrogen fog that pervaded the early universe.
The discovery raises big questions about widely accepted models of galaxy formation.
The extreme object could tell us more about the environment around black holes.
The black hole J0529-4351 is 500 trillion times brighter than the Sun.
Humans have synced their calendars to the sun and moon for centuries, but every so often, these systems need a little correction.
The observation could fill in gaps in our knowledge about planet formation.
Megaconstellations of satellites are hindering the most powerful tool for space exploration: telescopes.
Projects under NASA’s CLPS program – including the Odysseus lander that made it to the lunar surface – will probe unexplored questions about the universe’s formation.
Mars has been a popular destination since space exploration began – and there are plenty of people who’d love to go there.
Orbital resonance is kind of like musical harmony, but systems that display it are far more rare than songs with harmonic melodies.
When most of us left school there were still 9 planets – but we’ve come a long way since Pluto’s demotion. Here’s what’s next on the space agenda.
Japan is one of several countries that weren’t part of the space race of the 1950s and 1960s looking toward the Moon. They’ve now become the 5th country to have landed on its surface.
The astronomical community has thrived and world-class astronomical facilities have been established in South Africa.
You might hate winter, but at least you know what to expect every year. Other planets have wobbly axes that lead to wild, unpredictable seasons.
After a decade studying thousands of supernovae, astronomers are still perplexed by the enigma that led Einstein to his ‘greatest mistake’.
The nature of dark energy remains one of the biggest puzzles in cosmology.
A team of archaeologists discovered the remains of the 16th-century father of modern astronomy, who demonstrated that the Earth orbits the Sun.
In 2024 we will see meteor showers, Saturn disappearing behind the Moon, and – if we’re lucky – a comet bright enough to see with the naked eye.
The Peregrine and Nova-C landers are due to carry out valuable science at two diverse lunar locations.
A telescope can reveal so much of the night sky, including Saturn’s rings and the Moon’s craters. But choosing the right telescope is a difficult decision – here’s what you need to know.