Supernova 1987A: 'Blob' hides long-sought remnant from star blast

A three-decades-long search may finally have located the hot object left behind by a famous supernova.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 19, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: astronomy

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun

Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury.

BBC Science News | Nov. 11, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: astronomy the-sun

5,000 'fibre-optic eyes' to probe Universe's Dark Energy

The most detailed survey of the cosmos aims to shed light on the mysteries of its creation.

By Pallab Ghosh | Oct. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration cosmology

Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

Jupiter had been the "moon king" for some 20 years.

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: astronomy saturn space-exploration jupiter

Milky Way's centre exploded 3.5 million years ago

A cataclysmic energy flare started near the massive black hole in our galaxy, a new research says.

BBC Science News | Oct. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: astronomy

Giant planet around tiny star 'should not exist'

The Jupiter-like world is unusually large compared with its host star, challenging existing theories.

By Paul Rincon | Sept. 27, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: astronomy exoplanets space-exploration

Euclid space telescope to study 'dark Universe' makes progress

Europe's space mission to uncover the secrets of dark matter and dark energy reaches a key milestone.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 20, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration european-space-agency

First measurements of 'interstellar comet'

Astronomers report measurements from a presumed interstellar comet, providing clues about its chemical composition.

By Paul Rincon | Sept. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: astronomy comets

Water found for first time on potentially habitable planet

Astronomers discover water in the atmosphere of a "habitable" planet orbiting a distant star.

By Pallab Ghosh | Sept. 11, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: astronomy exoplanets planets

Team plans colour film of black hole at galaxy's centre

The team that took the first ever image of a black hole announces plans to take a "razor sharp" full colour video of the one at the centre of our galaxy.

By Pallab Ghosh | Sept. 5, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: black-holes astronomy

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