The mysterious new dwarf planet takes over 700 years to orbit the sun
'This is the first and only such event that has been caught at its peak'
The planet, named Kepler-1647b, has been compared to Jupiter due to having a near-identical mass and radius
Device created 2,000 years ago has been analysed using x-ray technology
Using a brief description of the night sky from a Sappho poem, the scientists managed to determine the date it was written
The solar system's smallest planet will resemble a round black dot as it passes between the Earth and the sun
The planets, only 39 light years from Earth, could be able to support life - and scientists can find out whether they do using current technology
The discovery could shed new light on the history and structure of the universe
Red dwarf stars have usually been ignored by alien-hunting scientists, but new research suggests they could support life
Astronomers will be able to gain major insights into the evolution of stars after discovering the first dead star in the universe that is not concealed by a thick layer of hydrogen and helium.
The eruptions are believed to have occurred when the black hole spewed out matter it couldn't devour
She become the first woman to be awarded with the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1838
The Moon will pass close to the Moon again in March
Confused about gravitational waves? This video can help you understand
One internet user has compared the discovery to throwing a pebble in a pond
Unusual mineral outcrops on Mars look very similar to microbe-created formations here on Earth