Astronomers discover widest known solar system
Astronomers discover widest known solar system

The planet, known as 2MASS J2126, is estimated to have about 11.6 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter. 

This `magnetic powerhouse` star is too stormy for alien life
This `magnetic powerhouse` star is too stormy for alien life

The star's extraordinary magnetic field is potentially associated with a constant flurry of solar-flare-like eruptions.

Watch: The search for another Earth!
Watch: The search for another Earth!

51 Pegasi b was the first planet to be discovered orbiting a main-sequence star, the Sun-like 51 Pegasi.

Massive galaxy cluster spotted 8.5 bn light-years away
Massive galaxy cluster spotted 8.5 bn light-years away

  Astronomers have discovered a giant cluster of galaxies in a very remote part of the universe that is touted as the most massive structure yet found at such great distance.

Mysterious space junk to crash into Earth in November
Mysterious space junk to crash into Earth in November

Scientists predict that the object will plummet to Earth at about 6.15am on November 13 from above the Indian Ocean.

Milky Way photo with 46 billion pixels biggest astronomical image
Milky Way photo with 46 billion pixels biggest astronomical image

 Astronomers at a German university have compiled a picture of the Milky Way that contains 46 billion pixels -- the largest astronomical image to date.

Rare red dwarf stars to reveal how Earth was formed

Astronomers have discovered a rare collection of young red dwarf stars close to our solar system that could give us a glimpse of slow-motion planet formation.

Astronomers peer into planet-hosting star for the first time
Astronomers peer into planet-hosting star for the first time

Astronomers have successfully peered through the “amniotic sac” of a star that is still forming to observe the innermost region of a burgeoning solar system for the first time.

Scientists find supermassive black holes in nearest quasar Markarian 231
Scientists find supermassive black holes in nearest quasar Markarian 231

A team of astrophysicists and astronomers, led by Dr Youjun Lu of the National Astronomical Observatories of China, has found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth, using observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Young exoplanet set to become Jupiter 2.0
Young exoplanet set to become Jupiter 2.0

A team of astronomers has discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young system that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around our Sun.
 

Astronomers discover `young Jupiter`
Astronomers discover `young Jupiter`

Astronomers have discovered a planet 100 light years away that looks a lot like Jupiter once did and may offer new insights on how planets are formed, researchers said Thursday.

Universe `resting on sofa` as it slowly dies

The Universe is experiencing a slow death, like a person resting on the sofa awaiting eternal sleep, according to astronomers from a project which measured the energy generated by 200,000 galaxies.

Astronomers discover protogalaxy 10 billion light-years away
Astronomers discover protogalaxy 10 billion light-years away

 Astronomers have discovered a giant protogalaxy 10 billion light-years away, and found that it is about four times larger in diameter than our Milky Way.

One-third of Milky Way stars have changed orbits: Study
One-third of Milky Way stars have changed orbits: Study

 Nearly a third of the stars in our own galaxy have dramatically changed their obits, say scientists who have created a new map of the Milky Way.

Rocky exoplanet found is gold mine for astronomers
Rocky exoplanet found is gold mine for astronomers

 Astronomers using a NASA telescope have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system which is larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data.

Globular clusters could be factories of binary black holes
Globular clusters could be factories of binary black holes

Astronomers have detected dense star clusters that they claim could be the factories of binary black holes.

Strongest Aurora found beyond solar system
Strongest Aurora found beyond solar system

 Astronomers have discovered the first aurora that is 10,000 times more powerful than any previously seen beyond the solar system.

Astronomers observe interiors of ancient galaxies
Astronomers observe interiors of ancient galaxies

 Data obtained using the European Southern Observatory's ALMA telescope in Chile has given astronomers their first glimpse at the interior of distant galaxies, the ESO said.

 Super-sized black hole that outgrew its galaxy spotted
Super-sized black hole that outgrew its galaxy spotted

Challenging previous notions about the way host galaxies grow in relation to black holes, an international team of astronomers has spotted a super-sized black hole that grew much faster than its host galaxy.

Birth of new planet witnessed

For the first time, scientists are now able to directly study the planet formation process at a very early stage.