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03 November 2017
UK astronomers contribute to the discovery of a new potential planetary system
UK astronomers contribute to the discovery of a new potential planetary system

Dust detected around the closest star to the solar system, Proxima Centauri, may indicate the presence of an elaborate planetary system.

03 November 2017
Forthcoming PPRP meeting - 24 January 2018
Forthcoming PPRP meeting - 24 January 2018

The next meeting of the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) will take place in CR12/13, Building 68, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, OX11 0QX on the 24 January 2018. The Panel will be reviewing one project proposal.

01 November 2017
First ever Dark Matter Day in Halloween takeover
First ever Dark Matter Day in Halloween takeover

Move over Halloween – the 31 October officially has a new name – Dark Matter Day.

31 October 2017
Dark Matter Day 2017
Dark Matter Day 2017

This Halloween, the UK and the world are celebrating the ongoing hunt for dark matter.

31 October 2017
The bright lights of Jupiter's north and south pole
The bright lights of Jupiter's north and south pole

Astronomers are puzzled by new research which shows that the bright lights seen on Jupiter's northern and southern poles both pulse in very different ways.

30 October 2017
Scientists tackle puzzle of mysterious black hole energy beams
Scientists tackle puzzle of mysterious black hole energy beams

An international team of scientists, led by the UK, are a step closer to understanding how black holes shoot out ultra-powerful jets of energy, like nature's very own Death Star beams.

26 October 2017
Eight new PhD training centres to boost UK's data science expertise
Eight new PhD training centres to boost UK's data science expertise

Data intensive science in the UK has received a major boost thanks to an investment of almost £10million to train the next generation of experts in this important research area.

24 October 2017
A rare glimpse inside the Chilbolton Observatory
A rare glimpse inside the Chilbolton Observatory

Visitors took the opportunity to learn about the observatory's work at the cutting edge of weather and space research.

16 October 2017
Crashing neutron stars unlock secrets of the Universe – thanks to UK tech
Crashing neutron stars unlock secrets of the Universe – thanks to UK tech

In a galaxy far away, two dead stars begin a final spiral into a massive collision. The resulting explosion unleashes a huge burst of energy, sending ripples across the very fabric of space.

16 October 2017
A technological wonder: the UK engineers behind the latest gravitational waves news
A technological wonder: the UK engineers behind the latest gravitational waves news

The first detection of both gravitational waves and light from the same event was made possible by bringing together some of the world's most brilliant minds with some of the most advanced technology in existence.

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