astronomy

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

There's black hole at the centre of our galaxy, here's its first image

An international team of astronomers recently unveiled the first image of a cosmic body known as Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.

October 8, 2016
October 8, 2016

Planet in star system next door may have ocean: study

A rocky planet discovered in the "habitable" zone of the star nearest our Sun may be covered with oceans, according to a new study.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

New Horizons delivers first images of icy world since Pluto flyby

The New Horizons space probe is bringing new images of a remnant of the early solar system, after its historic brush with Pluto last summer, reports ABC News.

May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016

Discoverer of Neptune's rings dies

Andre Brahic, one of the people who discovered the rings of Neptune, has died aged 73, his publisher says.

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Ancient Babylonians 'first to use geometry'

Sophisticated geometry - branch of mathematics that deals with shapes - has been used at least 1,400 years earlier than previously thought, a study suggests.

January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016

Astronomers discover largest solar system

Astronomers discover the largest known solar system consisting of a large planet that takes nearly a million years to orbit its star.

January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016

5 bright planets to align visibly in the sky

It will be possible to see all the five bright planets align together in the sky for the first time in more than a decade.

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016

Black holes can be spotted with backyard telescopes

For decades, astronomers observe the space around black holes for the occasional flare of light, signaling that a cosmic feeding is underway.

January 2, 2016
January 2, 2016

Advance in astronomy 'can help find other worlds'

The pull of gravity on a distant star can now be measured more accurately, shedding light on other worlds, say astronomers.

September 7, 2015
September 7, 2015

Canon develops 250 megapixel sensor

Electronics company Canon has developed a 250 megapixel sensor for use in digital cameras.