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China Builds World‘s Largest Telescope to Find Aliens

The world’s biggest radio telescope has been built in China, with the ultimate aim to find extraterrestrial civilisations, the country’s Xinhua state media outlet reports. ...

July 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm by

Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking Unveil $100m Voyage to the Stars

Eminent astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking has joined forces with science investor and philanthropist Yuri Milner to launch a revolutionary $100m “moonshot” which ...

April 13, 2016 at 1:00 am by

Astronomers Uncover a Supermassive Black Hole in a Small Galaxy Group

Black holes are incredibly mysterious and fascinating, don’t you agree? Some of them are incredibly large, so large in fact that we can’t really wrap our minds ...

April 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

Could Planet Nine Destroy the Earth This Month?

Astronomy circles are all abuzz over speculation that a potential ninth planet – a Jupiter-sized super-planet –has been discovered in our solar system, with some sources ...

April 8, 2016 at 9:40 pm by

Planet With Three Suns Discovered

Astrophysicists have discovered a distant planet that has not one, not two, but three suns in its sky. While the Jupiter-sized world, named KELT-4Ab, orbits a single star ...

April 4, 2016 at 9:40 pm by

New Exoplanet Hunting Instrument Being Developed by NASA

NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have recently been constructing a team of astronomers as part of a project to construct a powerful new exoplanet-hunting tool. ...

March 31, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

Astronomers Observe Exploding Star for the First Time

For the first time ever, astronomers have recorded the moment at which a star started to explode – known as the “shock breakout” – within the optical wavelength of ...

March 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm by

New Horizons Spacecraft Paints a New Picture of Pluto

The dwarf planet on the edge of our Solar System, Pluto, is one of the most enigmatic and unknown to us. Now, a newly published report based on data taken by the New Horizons ...

March 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

The Mystery of Deep Space Radio Signals Becomes Even Stranger

Last year, we told you that a series of strange signals from the depths of space had been detected by the Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia. The detection ...

March 3, 2016 at 4:06 pm by

NANOGrav Astronomers Use Pulsars to Spot Gravitational Waves

Earlier this month, the discovery of the gravitational waves shook the scientific community as it confirmed one of Einstein’s theories that it took us a century to ...

February 26, 2016 at 10:30 am by

Are Aliens Building Their Own Starkiller Base?

Back in October, we brought you the story of a curious star which may be displaying evidence of an alien presence. The star, KIC8462852, positioned between the constellations ...

January 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

NASA Releases Astonishing Images of The Sun in 4K

Modern technology has allowed us all to see the beauty of our own solar system and gaze in its wonder. The advent of ultra-high resolution video means it’s now possible ...

November 2, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

Our Galaxy’s Strangest Star Could Have Alien Craft in Orbit

There is a star, positioned between the constellations of Cygnus and Lyra, which has astronomers in a tizz. When viewed through the Kepler Space Telescope, this particular ...

October 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm by

NASA’s Kepler Telescope Finds New Earth-Like Planet

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope (above) has discovered an Earth-like planet within our galaxy. The planet, given the designation Kepler-452b, is thought to be older and larger ...

July 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm by

NASA’s New Horizons to Name Pluto Landmarks After Your Sci-Fi Favourites

Mount Spock? Skywalker Valley? Tardis Ridge? These landmarks could be coming to Pluto and its satellites, thanks to NASA’s New Horizons mission. The NASA team has ...

July 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

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