The construction phase of the world's biggest optical telescope has begun atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Continue reading â†’
A new instrument attached to one of the most powerful telescopes in the world has been switched on and acquired its 'first light' images of alien star systems. Continue reading â†’
Astronomers have spotted a distant galaxy that existed in the very early Universe -- but far from it being a strange-looking galaxy, it actually looks strangely familiar. Continue reading â†’
By combining two cutting-edge astronomical techniques, researchers have been able to, for the first time, resolve the visible light of the two stars in the famous Capella binary system -- could the same be done for exoplanets?
HD 106906b is no "ordinary" alien planet -- it shouldn't exist. Continue reading â†’