Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Thursday 23 May 2013
The horse is part owned by Sir Alex Ferguson
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Top trainer suffering a Group One drought hopes Oaks fancy can shine in York rehearsal
Nonsense verse? Presenter Des Lynam backs Ukip and rewrites 'Send in the Clowns' as retort to Ken Clarke
Friday 10 May 2013
Mr Lynam said he had voted for the Eurosceptic party last week
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Did you know the iPhone was almost called the Telepod and other tech-naming near misses...
Saturday 09 March 2013
Also known as C/2011 L4, the comet won't be seen again from earth for another 110,000 years
Sunday 17 February 2013
Strange drama in a Las Vegas casino misses the jackpot, but its black humour lingers in the mind
Friday 15 February 2013
An asteroid as big as an Olympic swimming pool has narrowly missed the Earth this evening, becoming the closest ever for an object of that size.
A cosmic coincidence, but the Chelyabinsk meteor and 2012 DA14 are reminders of the deadly power of small asteroids
Friday 15 February 2013
Perhaps mother nature is telling us to take this threat a little more seriously
Wednesday 13 February 2013
It seems that even astronomers have a romantic side.
Monday 04 February 2013
2012 DA14 asteroid pass within 32,000km of earth, inside the orbit of communication satellites
Team of astronomers discover largest known spiral galaxy - that's five times the size of the Milky Way - by accident
Friday 11 January 2013
NGC 6872, is the biggest spiral galaxy seen yet
Monday 07 January 2013
Moons like the one depicted in the film Avatar may be among the most common places to find alien life, scientists believe.
Sunday 06 January 2013
Something to Declare
Wednesday 02 January 2013
World's highest radio telescope captures image (left) providing evidence of how 'gas' planets are formed
Thursday 27 December 2012
A comet discovered by two Russian astronomers will be visible from Earth next year. Get ready for a once-in-a lifetime light show, says David Whitehouse
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train