The Dharma Planet Survey has shown that science fiction may be a little less so
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is now providing valuable data to help scientists discover and study exciting new exoplanets, or planets beyond our Solar System
The observation could help astronomers better understand the evolution of these collapsed stellar cores
The first set of observations for the BUFFALO survey began with the galaxy cluster Abell 370
Using supercomputer simulations, this astronomer was able to understand how magnetic fields interact with stellar winds in star forming clouds
This new technique has aided the Breakthrough Listen project, led by the SETI Institute
They both contain stars but what’s the difference?
The Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed a ring of black holes or neutron stars, or even both, 300 million light years away from Earth
Often found around a star or black hole, we find out what an accretion disc is
The Hypatia Catalog has data on thousands of stars, and hundreds of exoplanets, that have been observed over 35 years
Astronomers have not only directly imaged the newborn planet, but they have now proven that it is actively accreting mass
Prolonged data collect by ESA’s Gaia and Hipparcos satellites revealed the mass of exoplanet Beta Pictoris b
This study will show how Earth-like planets are formed and what astronomers need to look for in other planetary systems
Do things crash together or is it more serene?
New simulations of distant dwarf galaxies show they can have their gas stolen by a larger galaxy, similar to the two Magellanic Clouds encompassing the Milky Way
Josh Barker from the National Space Centre gets to the bottom of this interesting question for us.
Sophie Allan from the National Space Centre takes a look at this question for us
As ultrahot Jupiters sit close to their host star, the dayside starlight splits apart water molecules, for it to reform on the nightside
Gemma Lavender gets to the bottom of this question for us
A recent study has tried to identify dark matter at the centre of our galaxy, but it appears neutron stars can account for their observations