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

Dark matter hunt yields unexplained signal

The Xenon 1T experiment may have found signs of a previously undetected dark matter particle.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: physics astrophysics space particle-physics the-universe dark-energy

'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

Biggest cosmic mystery 'step closer' to solution

New experimental findings could help us solve one of the biggest mysteries about the Universe.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
April 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: physics astrophysics particle-physics japan

Event Horizon Telescope: Black hole produces twisting jet

The team behind the first image of a black hole reveals something else from that historic picture.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: astrophysics astronomy space-exploration black-holes

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
April 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: astrophysics astronomy black-holes hubble-telescope

Satellite constellations: Astronomers warn of threat to view of Universe

A mission to launch thousands of satellites is about to begin, but scientists say this could affect astronomy.

By Rebecca Morelle • bbcnews
Dec. 27, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: astrophysics space astronomy spacex oneweb communications-satellites

First ever black hole image released

Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
April 10, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: astrophysics astronomy black-holes

Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

Astrophysics star launches a scheme to help female and black students to become researchers.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
March 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: physics astrophysics university-of-cambridge

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