How one of the world’s greatest astronomers shaped our understanding of the universe
ESA’s Gaia found evidence in the night sky that points to the fact our galaxy did not form alone
The Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico has revealed this rare outflow from 800 million light years away
The results from this study could reveal what happens to some stars during their demise
The short-lived blaze of glory was witnessed on Earth in 1670 as a nova, which is now known as CK Vulpeculae
Does the Milky Way block our view of stars in the night sky?
Gemma Lavender gets to the bottom of this question for us
Astronomers propose that between eight and 10 billion years ago, a dwarf galaxy collided with the Milky Way and completely reshaped the galaxy
Gemma Lavender spirals her way into this question for us.
“It’s not the kind of thing you’d want to spread on a slice of toast!”
By comparing the mass of ESO 325-G004 with the curvature of space around it, the astronomers found that gravity on these astronomical length-scales behaves as predicted by general relativity
Is our Milky Way destined to collide with any other galaxies?
Where are the stars in various constellations located?
The gas within the galactic structures, which were formed less then a billion years after the Big Bang, have been discovered to have a ‘swirling’ behaviour
It’s the battle of the billionaires! SpaceX’s Elon Musk and Virgin’s Richard Branson reveal their new fight for Mars in the latest issue, available now
The results provide more valuable evidence in support of our current model of the universe
By studying distant galaxies, astronomers could reveal the large amounts of atomic hydrogen and how it affects star formation
Dwarf galaxy J0811+4730 may serve well as a proxy for better understanding the developing chemistry of the young cosmos
The research has thrown a wrench into what we know about how galaxies form
No-nonsense astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals his thoughts on the universe, fears for the American space program and George R. R. Martin – available now!