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

Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes

Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.

By Andy Green | March 14, 2018 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: stephen-hawking cosmology university-of-cambridge

Hubble clocks faster cosmic expansion - BBC News

The Universe may be expanding up to 9% faster than previously thought.

By Jonathan Amos | June 3, 2016
~4 mins |

Tags:  astronomy  cosmology

Gravitational waves: Numbers don't do them justice - BBC News

Jonathan Amos | Feb. 12, 2016
~7 mins |

Tags:  physics  astronomy  cosmology

Gravitational waves: A triumph for big science - BBC News

Jonathan Amos | Feb. 11, 2016
~8 mins |

Tags:  physics  cosmology  particle-physics  engineering

Einstein's gravitational waves 'seen' from black holes - BBC News

Scientists are claiming a stunning discovery in their quest to fully understand gravity.

By Pallab Ghosh | Feb. 11, 2016
~8 mins |

Tags:  physics  astronomy  cosmology

Hubble issues 25th birthday image - BBC News

The Hubble Space Telescope has celebrated its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing across a dense cloud of gas and dust.

Jonathan Amos | April 23, 2015
~5 mins |

Tags:  astronomy  space-exploration  cosmology

Planck telescope puts new datestamp on first stars - BBC News

Scientists working on Europe's Planck satellite say the first stars lit up the Universe later than previously thought.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 5, 2015
~6 mins |

Tags:  astronomy  space-exploration  cosmology  european-space-agency

Cosmic inflation: New study says BICEP claim was wrong - BBC News

Scientists who claimed last year to have found a pattern in the sky left by the super-rapid expansion of space just fractions of a second after the Big Bang were mistaken.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 30, 2015
~6 mins |

Tags:  astronomy  cosmology  european-space-agency

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