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Why do some galaxies stop making new stars?

Posted July 21, 2016 by Anonymous

Many elliptical galaxies have stopped forming new stars – What stops them is one of the biggest questions in astronomy.

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Moon basin gouged by pieces of proto-planet

Posted July 20, 2016 by Anonymous

The moon rolled with bigger punches over its life than we thought, copping a 250-kilometre-wide object that broke into bits some four billion years ago. Belinda Smith reports.

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Celebrating Viking: four decades of landers on Mars

Posted July 19, 2016 by Anonymous

We’ve come a long way since the 1970s, with ever-more complex landers and rovers exploring the Red Planet. But let’s not forget the mission that started it all.

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Kepler discovers 104 new exoplanets

Posted July 18, 2016 by Anonymous

List includes star system with planets that could harbour life, scientists say.

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Hubble spots distant starburst galaxy

Posted July 18, 2016 by Anonymous

Astronomers are puzzled by intense star-making activity in isolated corner of the universe.

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3-D map of 1.2 million galaxies sheds light on dark energy

Posted July 18, 2016 by Anonymous

Hundreds of scientists have collaborated in an ambitious project to chart the accelerating expansion of the universe.

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