The Geminids meteor shower reached its annual peak in the skies above northern Germany over the weekend. The stream of shooting stars, meteors
Last night was your last chance to see one of 2014’s Supermoons, three of which have graced our night skies this year. You could hardly have missed
A newfound huge asteroid, nicknamed “The Beast,” is expected zoom by Earth this weekend.
The asteroid 2014 HQ124, which is the size of a football
Astronomers have discovered a new type of rocky planet beyond the solar system that weighs more than 17 times as much as Earth while being just over
An observatory in Chile has scored an unlikely hit with its Smartphone app Chile Mobile Observatory, which has now been downloaded more than 25,000
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For the first time since exoplanets, or planets around stars other than the sun, were discovered almost 20 years ago, X-ray observations have
What causes the violent explosions on the Sun’s surface and our communication systems to occasionally go down?
How do the Sun’s mysterious magnetic
They are only the size of a domestic washing machine but ESA’s mini-satellites are getting some big results. The Proba series is busy observing the