Some 290 million years ago, a star much like the Sun wandered too close to the central black hole of its galaxy
Astronomers have discovered a cosmic one-two punch unlike any ever seen before
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes reveal that a recently discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction
A new look at the debris from an exploded star in our galaxy has astronomers re-examining when it actually happened
OSIRIS-REx will launch for asteroid Bennu in early September
“It is a bit like twisting a spoon in honey”
Young stars much less massive than the Sun can unleash a torrent of radiation that can significantly shorten the lifetime of planet-forming discs
Combining observations, astronomers have been able to learn new things about Tycho’s supernova remnant and the explosion that made it
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
‘Cosmic gaps’ could contain as much as 20 per cent of the ‘normal’ matter in the universe
A tidal disruption event in a galaxy that lies about 290 million light years from Earth has been spotted
Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new method for measuring the mass of pulsars
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*?
We delve into the centre of this gathering of galaxies
A new class of quasar has given a team of astronomers more than they bargained for.