Complementary science will be at the heart of the Square Kilometre Array.
In the absence of mathematical explanations, the universe would be irrational rather than unpredictable.
Technology is allowing astronomers to study and analyse galaxies in far more detail than was previously possible.
Billions of galaxies are in the universe, with billions of stars in every galaxy. Could billions of planets be out there too?
Based on what we currently know about the density of giant radio galaxies in the sky, the probability of finding two of them in this region is extremely small.
New research using the Hubble Space Telescope reveals that galaxies may be forming at faster rates than previously believed.
The diameter of the Milky Way is a billion billion kilometres.
Our brain cells do look a lot like a map of the universe – but that doesn’t mean they’re the same thing.
“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” To understand the universe, we need more Mad Hatter mathematicians.
New observations show we don’t really understand the universe’s expansion.
It’s like one great big distillery up there.
What caused the Big Bang is still a mystery. And that’s just one of the many unanswered questions, in spite of everything we do know about the birth of the Universe.
The Astronomer Royal answers some of the world’s – and the universe’s – biggest questions.