Super-rotation and Venus’ atmosphere
Researchers suggest it’s due to tides, waves and turbulence.
Scientists tracking the thick clouds of Venus’ rapidly rotating atmosphere say they have gained new insights into the...
Do hungry galaxies eat their neighbours?
Modelling suggests that’s how big ones get bigger.
Exactly how massive galaxies attain their size is poorly understood, not least because it happens over billions of ye...
Planet that never was is still interesting
Astronomers believe it was caused by a cosmic collision.
A planet thought missing in action probably never existed at all, according to new studies. What the Hubble telesc...
2I/Borisov is not your average comet
Two new views on our interstellar visitor.
The interstellar comet 2I/Borisov contains an abundant amount of carbon monoxide and is likely to have formed in a co...
A bit of disruption, simulated
Milky Way may fling stars into its outer halo, astronomers say.
This simulated galaxy image, representing a structure spanning more than 200,000 light-years, shows the prominent plu...
Star dance around a black hole
ESO telescope, and a lot of hard work, prove Einstein right.
After nearly three decades of work, scientists have revealed that a star orbiting the supermassive black hole at the ...
Thar she blows – up in space
Most energetic outflow from a distant quasar detected.
Astronomers say they have detected the most energetic wind ever measured from any quasar. It is travelling at nea...
Is this 'Oumuamua’s back story?
Astronomers suggest it’s all about tides and close encounters.
Astronomers may have a handle on where the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system came from and ho...
Just a few more snaps of Earth
BepiColombo drops in on its way to Mercury.
The BepiColombo space mission celebrated Easter with the first of nine flybys that are an integral part of its trip t...
A close look at a black hole’s jet
Data from the Event Horizon Telescope keeps on giving.
Creating the first direct image of a black hole is a hard act to follow, but it seems there are more goodies to be ha...
An idea about Saturn's atmosphere
NASA suggests auroras turn up the heat.
How and why the upper layers of the atmospheres of Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune are hot has been one of the my...
Double helium-core white dwarf detected
It’s the first gravitational wave source of its kind.
US astronomers have announced the detection of J2322+0509, a detached binary white dwarf composed of two helium-core ...