A fireball that lit up the skies over the UK on Sunday night is likely to have been a small piece of an asteroid entering the Earth’s atmosphere, scientists have said.
Home security cameras have caught the moment a falling object lit up the skies over Canada.
Skygazers can look forward to the final display of shooting stars this year as the Earth passes through a cloud of cometary dust.
Astronomers have discovered a “fossil galaxy” hidden in the depths of the Milky Way.
A “shadow” cast by a supermassive black hole appears to have proved Albert Einstein right once again, according to astrophysicists.
Earth may have lost up to 60% of its atmosphere in a collision that led to the formation of the Moon more than four billion years ago, scientists believe.
The final supermoon of the year is set to rise in the sky on Thursday.
Skygazers can look forward to seeing several shooting stars on Tuesday night, as the Earth passes through the dust left over from Halley’s Comet.
An asteroid more than a mile wide skimmed past Earth on Wednesday, hurtling through space at a speed of around 19,000 miles per hour.
Stargazers were treated to a celestial display as the Lyrids lit up the skies on Tuesday night.
Stargazers can look forward to catching the Lyrid meteor shower on Tuesday night, with up to 18 meteors expected to light up the night sky every hour.
A star orbiting a supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way moves in a way that was predicted by physicist Albert Einstein more than a century ago, astronomers have found.
Celebrations to mark the start of astronomical spring may have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, but those looking skyward from the confines of their homes may witness a celestial phenomenon.
The second supermoon of the year is set to light up the night sky and delight skygazers on Monday evening.
An ultra-massive white dwarf star with “unusually high” levels of carbon in its atmosphere has been discovered by astronomers.
TV astronomer Heather Couper has died after a short illness, her best friend and business partner said.
A new set of cosmic postage stamps is being unveiled to “celebrate the UK’s contribution to our understanding of the Universe”.
A “vampire” star in the midst of a feeding frenzy has been discovered 3,000 light years away from Earth.
Astronomers have discovered what could be a second planet in another solar system just four light years from Earth.
A chemical element fundamental to all living things on Earth may have come from comet strikes, astronomers say.
A bright star visible to the naked eye has revealed fresh insight into a collision that happened in the Milky Way more than 11 billion years ago, astronomers say.
Astronomy enthusiasts were treated to the first full moon of 2020 on Friday evening, also known as the “wolf moon”, which coincided with a lunar eclipse.
Six new exoplanets orbiting very close to their stars could hold the key to understanding more about the Earth’s geology, astronomers say.
Evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found for the first time.
Astronomers have observed the highest energy radiation ever seen in gamma-ray bursts – the most powerful cosmic explosions in the universe.
Skygazers are set for some celestial fireworks as Earth passes through an area of space “littered” with the debris of Halley’s Comet.
The Milky Way was ripped apart in an explosion caused by a gigantic flare emerging from its centre more than three million years ago, astronomers say.
Can you think of a better name for a new planet than WASP-13b?
A group of volunteer astronomers are helping the Ministry of Defence monitor objects as small as freezers in space as it becomes increasingly congested.
Stargazers may notice that the Moon looks bigger and brighter on Tuesday evening, as the second supermoon of 2019 takes place.