Astronomer’s paradise or a light pollution hell? We reposition our Solar System to find out
The Parker Solar Probe recently made the closest approach to the Sun by any other spacecraft before it
Could black holes be a factory for unusual material at their hearts?
Meet the future technology that could harness power and energy from a star in the most unusual way
The Kappa equation accounts for the space plasma particle distributions and characterises their thermodynamic behaviour
Hint: it doesn’t end well for Earth…
The short-lived blaze of glory was witnessed on Earth in 1670 as a nova, which is now known as CK Vulpeculae
The mission will not only seek new planets but will also investigate the properties of their host stars, and determine the planetary masses, sizes and ages with unprecedented accuracy
It’s a mystery that has baffled astronomers for many years
Why does the Moon sport a reddish tint during a lunar eclipse?
We find out the type of route a comet takes through the solar neighbourhood
Correctly matching models to reality can help astronomers foresee any disturbances in space weather that could potentially damage technology and harm astronauts
Find out why only two of the inner planets have a shield from harmful space radiation
Observing the Sun’s microwave emission has revealed new information about the star’s solar flares
The Polish astronomer who revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Solar System.
Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, the car-sized spacecraft launched from Florida to begin its journey
Things are heating up at NASA as Solar Probe Plus prepares to take a plunge into the Sun
Microscopic ice-blue crystals called hibonite showed that the early Sun was extremely active, peppering the Solar System with energetic particles
If we could hear in space, how far from a star would we need to be to hear it?
How do we measure the brightness of objects in the night sky?