Aspiring astronomers and budding young space enthusiasts are set to be given a unique opportunity to hunt for distant planets far outside our solar system, thanks to a cutting-edge, interactive new online game.
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.
Astronomers have detected helium in the atmosphere of a planet that orbits a star far beyond our solar system for the very first time.
One million budding astronomers and space enthusiasts have taken a magical tour to explore the exotic worlds orbiting distant stars, through a stunning virtual reality documentary.
Professor Isabelle Baraffe has been appointed as a new member of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, it has been confirmed.
The quest to discover how planets found in the far reaches of the universe are born has taken a new, crucial twist.
Scientists have found the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on an enormous planet outside our solar system, with an atmosphere hot enough to boil iron.
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.
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.