The quest to discover what lay behind the “great dimming” of the aging star Betelgeuse, normally one of the brightest stars on the night sky, has taken a new, fascinating twist.
Four planets locked in a perfect rhythm around a nearby star are destined to be pinballed around their solar system when their sun eventually dies, according to a new study that peers into its future.
University of Exeter astrophysics student Mei Ting Mak has been awarded one of this year’s prestigious grants from the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund.
Stars spin faster than expected as they age, according to a new study - which uses asteroseismology to shed new light on this emerging theory
The University of Exeter is joining Europe’s largest, ground-based astronomy collaborative network, it has been announced.
Budding astronomers will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a truly special celestial event in the run-in to Christmas.
One of the University of Exeter’s most distinguished astrophysics researchers has received a significant funding boost from the European Research Council (ERC), it has been announced.
One of the University of Exeter’s most prominent astrophysics experts has received a prestigious national fellowship, it has been announced.
Pioneering new research has revealed the first direct evidence that groups of stars can tear apart their planet-forming disc, leaving it warped and with tilted rings.
Professor Isabelle Baraffe, a leading expert in astrophysics research, has been awarded a prestigious international science prize.
Astronomers have made the first measurement of spin-orbit alignment for a distant ‘super-Jupiter’ planet.
Scientists have expanded our understanding of potentially habitable planets orbiting distant stars by including a critical climate component – the presence of airborne dust.
Scientists have developed a pioneering new technique that can detect and diagnose one of the most common types of cancer within seconds - using light.
Schoolchildren are being given an ‘out of this world’ opportunity to explore distant worlds discovered and studied by astronomers and climate scientists– all from the comfort of their classroom.
Two physicists from the University of Exeter have received prestigious national awards in recognition of their long-standing, pioneering research.
An Astrophysics expert from the University of Exeter has been awarded substantial funding to help solve one the most fundamental riddles of modern astronomy.
A pioneering new instrument could give astronomers a glimpse into how the solar system looked more than 4.5 billion years ago.
Astronomers have discovered a young star undergoing a rare growth spurt – giving a fascinating glimpse into the development of these distant stellar objects.
The quest to discover whether a planet orbiting our closest neighbouring star, Proxima Centauri, has the potential to support life has taken a new, exhilarating twist.
A pioneering new study uncovering the ‘primitive atmosphere’ surrounding a distant world could provide a pivotal breakthrough in the search to how planets form and develop in far-flung galaxies.
A team of international researchers have discovered the youngest fully-formed exoplanet ever detected, orbiting a young star 500 light years from Earth.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are taking part in a school project which will feature a live space hook up with the astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station (ISS).