Astronomy

Pictured is an artist's impression of Proxima b, a rocky planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, a dim red dwarf star that is about 4.25 light years away from the sun.

Are we too late? Nearby Earth-like exoplanet Proxima b slammed by SUPER FLARE that may have wiped out any possibility of alien life.

The mystery of dark matter has deepened as scientists reveal the elusive substance does not interact with galaxies. Pictured is an artist's impression of four central galaxies at the heart of cluster Abell 3827 which was thought to interact with dark matter after research in 2015.

Mystery of dark matter deepens: Scientists claim the elusive substance does NOT interact with galaxies after all.

Experts say that our cosmos may ended as abruptly as it began in a collision with a bubble of negative energy, created by a Higgs boson - the so-called 'God particle.

Our universe could be DESTROYED abruptly in a collision with a bubble of negative energy, warn scientists – and the process may have already started.

Due to its gentle descent, Tiangong-1 is now experiencing significant drag as it brushes against the planet's denser outer atmosphere and it is dropping out of orbit by about 2.5 miles a day.

Out-of-control Chinese space station’s fiery crash to Earth is due in around 70 HOURS (but scientists still don’t know where it will land).

Around 70,000 years ago our ancient ancestors may have witnessed an incredible sight in the night sky, new research suggests. It is likely that they saw this display, millennia ago, as a faint reddish light glowing overhead in the area around the Big Dipper - also known as The Plough.

Alien star grazed our solar system 70,000 years ago sending comets hurtling towards the sun – and our ancestors may have seen it in the night sky.

How did the universe begin? It seems we are about to find out.

Physicists to probe BEYOND the beginning of time, before CREATION itself.

The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies.

The Andromeda Galaxy Is Not Bigger Than the Milky Way After All.

A monstrous black hole has been spotted feasting on what appears to be the universe's largest doughnut, around 47 million light years away. This image shows an artist's impression of the gigantic cloud of gas which resembles the sugary confection.

Supermassive black hole is spotted feasting on a 40-light-year-wide ‘space doughnut’.

Researchers conducted four studies which refined their knowledge of the star of the centre of the system.

‘Humanity’s Holy grail’: Trappist-1 planets 40 light years from Earth could be our best chance of finding life outside the solar system.

This illustration shows interstellar magnetic field strength, with blue/purple indicating regions of low magnetic energy arranged along filaments of the cosmic web, while orange and white show regions with significant magnetic energy inside halos and galaxies.

The most detailed model of our universe ever created: Stunning simulation showing 13 BILLION years of evolution could unlock the secrets of our cosmos.

Researchers have discovered 11 stellar streams, or remnants of galaxies ripped to shreds by the Milky Way.

The Milky Way ATE 11 other galaxies as its grew, groundbreaking dark energy survey finds.

It has baffled astronomers since it was first discovered in 2015, but now experts believe they may be one step closer to solving the mystery of Tabby's star (artist's impression pictured)

Strange ‘alien megastructure’ surrounding the most mysterious star in the universe may simply be DUST.