The collapse of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was a result of financial neglect – and was a long time coming.
We observed a powerful flare and a huge burst of radio waves from our nearest stellar neighbour, Proxima Centauri, indicating violent space weather around the star.
The Arecibo radio telescope has collapsed but its amazing discoveries will live on.
When astronomers started using the new ASKAP radio telescope, they discovered mysterious circular blobs of unknown size and distance in the sky.
Researchers have spotted millions of galaxies in the most detailed radio survey of the southern sky ever conducted. It has smashed previous records for survey speed.
The Earth spins around its axis every day – but gravity keeps us firmly in place.
SpaceX's satellites will populate the night sky, affecting how we observe the stars. And this is just the beginning of private satellite mega-constellations.
New mathematical technique enables astronomers to predict the whereabouts of missing worlds around nearby stars.
Humans have been living on the International Space Station for two full decades. So what comes next for this ailing technology, and what does it mean for future International ventures in space?
The scariest beast in the universe has an insatiable appetite and shreds its victims.
The 2020 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science have recognised momentous achievements in astrophysics, sustainability innovation, epigenetics and primary and secondary teaching excellence.
A new method suggests we should aim to detect dark matter haloes by tracing galactic gas.
OSIRIS-REx will touch down on asteroid Bennu, collect a sample of the dust and begin its journey back to Earth, where scientists will study it, hoping to learn secrets of the solar system's origin.
Surprising findings on an exquisite and huge star system in our Milky Way suggest future potential for an extremely rare gamma-ray burst. This event has never been observed in our galaxy.
The 2020 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three scientists – an Englishman, an American and a German – for breakthroughs in understanding the most mysterious objects in the universe: black holes.
News that Venus may harbor life has swept the globe. So how do we find out for sure? A planetary scientist explains what's next.
The discovery of phosphine in the acidic clouds of Venus can't be explained by any known chemical or geological processes.
Two new coins released by the Royal Australian Mint celebrate Indigenous astronomers, who have used the stars to map changing seasons, inform the behaviours of plants and animals, and encode Law.
Supercomputing, frequent flying and powering up observatories: astronomy has an enormous carbon footprint.
COVID-19 may have messed up school and shut down a lot of entertainment venues. But you can still brighten things up by doing a little stargazing at night, an astronomer says.