Planets, stars or something entirely different? We take a look to see what brown dwarfs are
Is dark matter hiding a mirror world?
We find out if this material is harbouring a reflection of the cosmos
New models explain how planets are formed from gas and dust
By simulating the movement of dust as it moves through gas shows how larger clumps of material form, eventually leading to the formation of planets
New release: ESA completes Rosetta spacecraft’s image archive
The last installment includes the iconic images of finding lander Philae and the orbiter’s final descent to Comet 67P’s surface
Why doesn’t our Solar System have a hot Jupiter?
We find out why one of these exotic planets can’t be found in our Solar System
What would happen if Saturn moved past Earth?
Hint: it doesn’t end well for our planet
What are the dark shapes that I can see in the Orion Nebula?
We zoom in on the famous nebula to find out
The making of TRAPPIST-1’s Earth-sized planets uncovered
The system has seven planets as big as our world that orbit close to their star
Giant Jupiter-like world reveals clues on how planets evolve
Astrophysicists have got a rare peek at a baby planetary system 300 light years away
Red ‘Santa Claus’ nebula lights up the Milky Way
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured two festive-looking nebulae brightening up our galaxy
Large telescope array measures seeds of newborn planets
Researchers using ALMA have, for the first time, achieved a precise size measurement of small dust particles around a young star
New family of stars discovered in the Milky Way’s core
The finding has shed new light on the origins of globular clusters
Beginnings of life comes from starlight, according to space telescope
Astronomers now better understand how molecules, which are necessary for building other chemicals essential for life, form
Astronomers suggest new way to image black holes
A new algorithm that could help astronomers produce the first image of a black hole has been developed
New meteor shower prompts watch for “potentially hazardous comet”
A new network of video surveillance cameras in New Zealand detected a surprise meteor shower on New Year’s Eve
ALMA detects planet formation around double star system
Astronomers have taken a new, detailed look at the very early stages of planet formation embedded in a binary star’s protoplanetary disc
Red giant star’s unexpected change in appearance puzzles astronomers
A whole set of carefully constructed models have been abandoned due to the 400 light-year distant CW Leonis’ odd behaviour
Chilean telescope captures best image yet of “Southern Owl’s” dying star
Hauntingly glowing in the darkness of space, the planetary nebula ESO 378-1 cuts an eerie figure
How many Earth-like planets can material from a supernova make?
We’re made of star stuff, so how many Earth-like planets can one stellar explosion make?
Do black holes actually suck?
We take a look at the answer to this fascinating question