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The fourth state of matter: How Sun's plasma could help answer humanity's challenges

Scientists are studying plasma in the Sun’s atmosphere, to help address some of humanity’s greatest challenges – from harnessing an endless source of green energy to building knowledge of the Earth’s climate.

Two-faced star exposed in first for astronomy

An unusual white dwarf star is made of hydrogen on one side and helium on the other.

Wed 19 Jul 2023, 16:25 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy, Sciences

Play ‘spot the difference’ to help scientists identify cosmic explosions

Members of the public are invited to take part in a brand new citizen science project to identify cosmic explosions in real-time.

Wed 19 Jul 2023, 09:32 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy, Sciences

‘Sandwich’ discovery offers new explanation for planet formation

Scientists have made a new discovery on how small planets might form.

Mon 03 Jul 2023, 10:22 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy, planet

Mysterious planet that should have been engulfed and destroyed by its star baffles scientists

A giant planet has escaped engulfment by its host star, to the surprise of scientists around the world.

Wed 28 Jun 2023, 16:27 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy

Space tech to shrink as the limits of quantum physics are tested on Earth and beyond

A UK-wide consortium is developing technologies to use nanoparticles as state-of-the-art sensors on small, shoebox-sized satellites known as CubeSats.

Thu 22 Jun 2023, 10:42 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, Space, astronomy

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