The tumultuous region between two stars, where violent winds crash together at speeds of up to 10 million km per hour, has been revealed for the first time, thanks to state of the art infrared imaging techniques.
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).
Pioneering new research that has provided close-up pictures of a nearby star has given a fascinating insight into how the Sun may have behaved billions of years ago.
An astronomer from the University of Exeter has had the sharpest ever view of a dusty disc around an aging star 4,000 light years away which could signal a new generation of planets.
Astronomers from the University of Exeter have helped shed light on the atmospheres of a group of planets which orbit stars outside our solar system, known as exoplanets.
The newly refurbished University of Exeter Observatory has been opened ready for student teaching.
The prospect of finding ocean-bearing exoplanets has been boosted, thanks to a pioneering new study. An international team of scientists, including from the University of Exeter, has discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen escaping from a Neptune-sized exoplanet.
An interferometric technique has extended the reach of surveys that seek stars' low-mass companions.
The first stage of the robotic observatory refurbfishment is complete with a new dome installed in May.
Congratulations go to the XRT-C team who recently won the UKSEDS Best Project Award 2015. This award honours the best student technical project either at branch or national level, demonstrating strong accomplishment.
A University of Exeter student has won a prestigious national competition designed to promote the pioneering work being carried out by early-career scientists to a wider audience.
A pioneering new study has shown that water found on Earth predates the formation of the sun – raising hopes that life could exist on exoplanets, the planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy.
Dr David Acreman from Exeter University joined Professor Paul Davies and Dr Giovanna Tinetti for the “Exoplanet Explorers” event at this year’s Cheltenham science festival. The panel discussed the multitude of planets which have been discovered outside our own solar system.
Grants totalling more than £5 million will allow world-class researchers at the University of Exeter to push the boundaries of knowledge in ground-breaking five year projects.
A University of Exeter scientist is part of a team of astronomers that has seen dramatic changes in the upper atmosphere of a faraway planet, using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
A University of Exeter team is adapting the UK Met Office’s weather and climate model to study the atmospheric properties of planets orbiting other stars.
A University of Exeter astrophysicist has shown what sunsets look like on planets outside our solar system.
A University of Exeter astrophysicist and a Cardiff-based Research Engineer for EADS have won the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) inaugural Early Career Communicators’ Award for the inspirational activities they have undertaken to introduce a diverse range of people to the wonders of physics.
An international team of scientists led by the University of Exeter is aiming to answer some of the biggest questions facing astronomy today.
A University of Exeter professor who is one of the world’s leading experts in studying distant planets has been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) for his outstanding work.
An expert in studying distant planets at the University of Exeter has been awarded the highest prize for physics in France.
A research team led by the University of Exeter has discovered a previously undetected element in the atmosphere of a planet almost 500 light years from Earth.
Some of the world’s leading experts in studying these far-off worlds, known as exoplanets, are heading to the University of Exeter for a conference to discuss the latest findings in this rapidly developing area of research.
A discovery by a team including a scientist from the University of Exeter has won the 2009 Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Astrophysicists from the University of Exeter are involved in the discovery of the most distant cosmic explosion ever seen.
The CoRoT satellite has discovered a planet only twice as large as the Earth orbiting a star slightly smaller than the Sun.