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One black hole or two? Dust clouds can explain puzzling features of active galactic nuclei
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), believe clouds of dust, rather than twin black holes, can explain the features found in active galactic... More
Last updated on Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:54
Published on Thursday, 14 June 2018 18:00
​First interstellar immigrant discovered in the Solar System
A new study has discovered the first known permanent immigrant to our Solar System. The asteroid, currently nestling in Jupiter’s orbit, is the first known asteroid to... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:38
Published on Monday, 21 May 2018 12:00
Congratulations Sir James Hough and Haley Gomez MBE!
The Royal Astronomical Society congratulates Professor (Sir) James Hough of the University of Glasgow, and Professor Haley Gomez (MBE) of the University of Cardiff, who... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 14:31
Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:45
A map of 1.7 billion stars: RAS President congratulates Gaia scientists
The European Space Agency (ESA) today released the largest dataset yet from the Gaia satellite, an orbiting observatory mapping the Milky Way.   Launched in 2013,... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 10:21
Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 12:23