Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet

Scientists identify a planet only slightly larger than Earth that is orbiting Proxima Centauri - the closest star to our Solar System.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Star snapped before and after nova explosion

Astronomers capture rare images of a white dwarf - before, during and after it exploded as a "classical nova".

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Jupiter gravity nudge sets up 'meteor storm' on Earth

Observers are looking forward to an annual astronomical event that could to turn into a spectacular "meteor storm" in the early hours of Friday.