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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

For the latest news, features and products in astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

News

Mystery of floppy solar jets is solved at last

Neutral particles help create fast-moving plasma spicules

Flash Physics: 3D map of Tycho supernova remnant, cosmic glycerol made here on Earth

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Flash Physics: Dead galaxy mystifies astronomers, a photon dam bursts, Space Industry Bill for the UK

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Flash Physics: X-rays reveal virus structure, Qatar blockade could affect helium supplies, LISA gets go-ahead

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

In depth

Between the lines

Books about food and physical stimuli, quantum mechanics and physics diagrams, reviewed by Matin Durrani, Tushna Commissariat and Sarah Tesh

Web life: Hogg's Research

A blog about the latest research and developments in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology

Between the lines

Books about Caroline Herschel and Mars, reviewed by Kate Gardner and Tushna Commissariat

Simulating the universe

Tom Giblin, James Mertens and Glenn Starkman on how Einstein’s equations have been used in a cosmological setting for the first time