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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

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

News

Rare gravitational lens caused by mysterious source

The "milli-lens" holds the promise of probing the universe at new scales

Row threatens Chinese telescope

Astronomers disagree over optical design

US eclipse spoiler alert

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Rare elements could be forged by neutron stars eaten by black holes

Hypothesis could change understanding of some dark matter

In depth

Web life: Eclipse America

A blog from the American Astronomical Society about next month’s total solar eclipse in the US

Web life: Hogg's Research

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

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

Between the lines

Books about asteroids, or the “vermin of the sky” and the science of the atmosphere, reviewed by Tushna Commissariat