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The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility, or SIRTF) uses infrared technology to explore the universe.
The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) has captured new images of nearby galaxies, allowing scientists to locate the exact locations of young stars.
Iain McDonald used NASA Kepler Space Telescope data to find evidence of a mysterious group of "free-floating" planets.
New data suggests that there is a population of black holes in star cluster Palomar 5, which is "roughly three times larger than expected".
The £10,000 award, named after the noted Caroline Herschel, will be given to a UK or Germany-based female scientist who pushes the boundaries of astrophysics further.
Astrophysicists have argued for ten years about the speed of the universe expanding - now, a study by Wendy Freedman at the University of Chicago finds that the standard model could be close to the truth.
In a galaxy 900 million light-years away, there were two black hole-neutron star mergers - creating gravitational waves that hit Earth only in January, 2020.
A team at Cornell University reveal that aliens, specifically located in 1,715 nearby star systems, could have already seen Earth by watching our planet cross the Sun.
Nikhef Researcher Jo Van Den Brand takes us on a journey towards a European gravitational wave observatory with the establishment of Einstein Telescope.
Here, Katri Huitu and Kenneth Österberg from the Helsinki Institute of Physics, Finland, discuss an important discovery of the Odderon and related activities of the Institute searching for the secrets of new particles and fundamental laws of Nature.
Senior Researcher Pierre-Olivier Lagage discusses how, after the detection of exoplanets, the characterisation of their atmosphere is the next step to understanding alien worlds.
Scientists reveal that billions of stars at the centre of the Milky Way are spinning more slowly - they believe it is being counterweighted by dark matter, slowing by 24% since it was created.
The COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection is working around the clock to ensure that space exploration is safe and sustainable, preventing both forward and backward contamination during missions.
NASA have not visited Venus in 30 years - now, two new missions have been announced to launch in 2028-2030, with the aim of understanding how the once Earth-like planet became a "hothouse".
Giulia Saponaro, ACTRIS Communication Officer, charts atmospheric observations to achieve excellence in Earth science.
A team from the University of Copenhagen say that they have identified a substance that was present in the first microsecond after the Big Bang.
The ALMA telescope has located a galaxy with spiral morphology, which was created just 1.4 billion years after the Big Bang - this is the oldest ever recorded.
NASA reveal that the Hubble Space Telescope has located five, powerful fast radio bursts to the spiral arms of five galaxies.
When it comes to finding 'alien' life on other planets, scientists have a new theory - that extraterrestrial life is completely different to Earth-life, so finding biosignatures may not be as important as previously thought.
The enigmatic brightness of the night sky is the subject of endless poems and songs, but how does it really look without light pollution?