Core of a gas planet seen for the first time

Astronomers have found a previously unseen type of object circling a distant star.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
July 1, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: astronomy tess-telescope

Mystery over monster star's vanishing act

A huge star has disappeared - did it become a black hole?

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space astronomy stars chile

Betelgeuse: Nearby supergiant star's dimming explained

Astronomers say big cool patches on the Betelgeuse star likely drove its surprise dimming last year.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: astrophysics space astronomy stars

In pictures: Rare solar eclipse darkens Asia on the summer solstice

Skywatchers photographed the "ring of fire", where the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 21, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: astronomy photography asia the-sun eclipses

Scientists obtain 'lucky' image of Jupiter

The Hawaii-based Gemini telescope produces a super-sharp picture of the gas giant in the infrared.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 8, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: astronomy jupiter

'Nearest black hole to Earth discovered'

An unseen object is found to be lurking in a double-star system a mere 1,000 light-years from Earth.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  astrophysics  astronomy  black-holes

Dancing gargantuan black holes perform on cue

Scientists predict the explosive behaviour of two supermassive black holes almost to the hour.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: astrophysics astronomy space-exploration black-holes

Hubble telescope's Universe revealed in 3D

New techniques are being used to transform images from Hubble into spectacular 3D visualisations.

By David Briggs • bbcnews
April 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: space astronomy space-exploration galaxies stars milky-way hubble-telescope the-universe 3d-technology

Hubble telescope celebrates 30 years of stunning science

Three decades on from its launch, the orbiting observatory is still producing cutting-edge research.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: astronomy nasa space-exploration european-space-agency hubble-telescope

Musk says SpaceX is 'fixing' brightness from satellites

Millions of stargazers have been witnessing the unusual constellations made up of the low orbit satellites.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 23, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: astronomy spacex elon-musk communications-satellites

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