Since Gaia’s launch a decade ago, the space observatory has surveyed over 1.8 billion stars, and continues to operate beyond its initial five-year mission.
Sometimes the macrocosm can be located within the microcosm. Katy takes us to a cubic-kilometre particle detector made of Antarctic ice which has the potential to reveal secrets as vast as our universe.
NASA research team uses innovative tech to solve the orbital mysteries of dual star solar systems. Andrew Cook describes the principle of ‘speckle imaging’ and its significance for the future of exoplanet research.
The Royal Astronomical Society made a striking announcement in September which led to a lot of speculation. Deep Bandivadekar discusses what it really meant and the way forward.
Theodora Varelidi Strati explores the discoveries made in the TRAPPIST-1 solar system and what they mean for the quest to find extraterrestrial life.
Recently astronomers have been investigating the “Eye of Sauron” galaxy, also known as NGC4151. It’s a big spiral galaxy and these, like most galaxies, tend to have supermassive black holes in the middle. Supermassive...
Our understanding of the universe relies on many scientific disciplines to explain its structure and evolutionary mechanisms. Over the last few decades, the emerging science of ‘astrochemistry’ has begun to gain momentum in the field of astronomy.
A recent report from the US National Research Council has highlighted an ever increasing problem – space debris.