Black hole shoots plasma every which way
Astronomers record some ‘extraordinary’ behaviour.
Astronomers have revealed the bizarre behaviour of a black hole known as V404 Cygni, located some 8000 light-years fr...
Take that, Ryugu!
Small hole on an asteroid; giant smack for humankind.
Humanity has passed a small, but highly symbolic, milestone: the world just made its first ever crater off the planet...
Galaxy containing first black hole pic revealed
NASA orbiter captures black hole spewing particle jets.
An image from NASA’s Spitzer Telescope has put the first-ever direct picture of a black hole, taken by the Event Hori...
InSight detects first clear marsquake
Instrument confirms Mars is seismically active.
NASA investigators think that the Mars InSight Lander has recorded a seismic event, or “marsquake”. The likely qua...
Is an asteroid going to kill you
With 20,000 space rocks around, it’s a tricky task.
Take a moment to picture the apocalypse. There’s a good chance your mind might have conjured up an image of an enorm...
Close up with a comet
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko images placed online.
This is a picture of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken by a camera system known as OSIRIS on board the Europ...
The place where stars are formed
First image of a distant but important part of the Milky Way.
This is an area of the Milky Way known as CTB 102, about 14,000 light-years from Earth. The area is classified as an...
Cassini data sheds light on Titan’s lakes
Liquid hydrocarbons on Saturn’s moon formed differently.
The liquid lakes near the north pole of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, look smaller than they are, data recorded in 20...
Time to gear up for a meteor shower
Dust from Halley’s comet will light up the sky later this month.
Sky-watchers are in for a visual feast during second half of April and most of May, when the annual Eta Aquariid mete...
The doughnut around a black hole
Critical part of ‘unified model’ confirmed.
The blue-to-green approximate oval in the centre of this image is a phenomenon long theorised but never before direct...
How to scout a cosmic monster
A distant galaxy is making stars at a truly astronomical rate.
A gigantic galaxy 12.4 billion light years from Earth is forming stars at 1000 times the rate of the Milky Way and is...
5 questions answered about the solar eclipse
An astronomer answers common questions about a solar eclipse.
Editor’s note: A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on Monday, August 21. Shannon Schmoll, director ...