Dust detected around the closest star to the solar system, Proxima Centauri, may indicate the presence of an elaborate planetary system.
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.
Move over Halloween – the 31 October officially has a new name – Dark Matter Day.
This Halloween, the UK and the world are celebrating the ongoing hunt for dark matter.
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.
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.
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.
Visitors took the opportunity to learn about the observatory's work at the cutting edge of weather and space research.
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.
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.