The Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico has revealed this rare outflow from 800 million light years away
NuSTAR observes cosmic rays shooting from a pair of massive stars
The X-ray emission detected from Eta Carinae shows highly energetic cosmic rays ejecting from the massive stars
Space telescope maps star’s ‘death spiral’ into a black hole
Some 290 million years ago, a star much like the Sun wandered too close to the central black hole of its galaxy
Powerful galactic ‘double whammy’ discovered for the first time
Astronomers have discovered a cosmic one-two punch unlike any ever seen before
Astronomers discover a ‘hyper-starburst’ galaxy
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes reveal that a recently discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction
Supernova of 386 CE was too faint to have been witnessed
A new look at the debris from an exploded star in our galaxy has astronomers re-examining when it actually happened
NASA prepares to launch its asteroid sample return mission
OSIRIS-REx will launch for asteroid Bennu in early September
Gravitational vortex discovered around black hole
“It is a bit like twisting a spoon in honey”
Small stars found to pack a big X-ray punch for would-be planets
Young stars much less massive than the Sun can unleash a torrent of radiation that can significantly shorten the lifetime of planet-forming discs
Space telescope captures expanding debris from stellar explosion
Combining observations, astronomers have been able to learn new things about Tycho’s supernova remnant and the explosion that made it
New type of spinning dead star spotted in the Andromeda Galaxy
Decades of searching in the Milky Way’s nearby ‘twin’ galaxy Andromeda have finally paid off, with the discovery of an elusive breed of stellar corpse, a neutron star
Enormous voids in space could contain more matter than previously thought
‘Cosmic gaps’ could contain as much as 20 per cent of the ‘normal’ matter in the universe
Black hole caught shredding a star to pieces
A tidal disruption event in a galaxy that lies about 290 million light years from Earth has been spotted
Scientists find a new way to weigh pulsars
Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new method for measuring the mass of pulsars
Would we be able to see our galaxy’s black hole from a bird’s-eye view?
If we were able to send a spacecraft into a position to grab a bird’s-eye picture of our galaxy, would we able to see Sagittarius A*?
What lies at the heart of the giant Perseus cluster?
We delve into the centre of this gathering of galaxies
Discovered: New type of quasar
A new class of quasar has given a team of astronomers more than they bargained for.