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Nascent 'Kuiper belt' seen encircling nearby star

Discovery could help us understand how the early solar system evolved

E-mail triggers row over Hawaii telescope

American Astronomical Society president calls for "respectful discourse"

IceCube neutrinos do come in three flavours after all

New analyses suggest that there is no new physics in high-energy neutrino data

Highly charged ions could measure changes in fine-structure constant

Measurements on Earth could help us understand light from distant quasars

UK beats Italy to host SKA headquarters

Giant radio telescope's HQ will be at Jodrell Bank, despite a "compelling" bid from its rival

Fiery end for MESSENGER mission

Craft crashes into Mercury after running out of fuel

Cosmic rays illuminate the electric fields that cause lightning

"Throwaway data" from radio telescopes help physicists peer into clouds

Trail runs cold on alien hotspots, for now

Search of 100,000 galaxies fails to find waste heat of advanced civilizations

First visible light detected directly from an exoplanet

New method can pick up extremely faint reflected light despite low signal-to-noise ratio

Protests halt telescope construction on Hawaiian mountain

Work crews blocked from Thirty Meter Telescope site on Mauna Kea

ALMA debuts its high-resolution results

Radio telescope makes new discoveries in its long-baseline configuration

XENON1T will join the hunt for dark matter this autumn

World's largest direct-detection experiment will be more than 10 times more sensitive than current detectors

Rosetta's bouncing probe finds no magnetic field on comet 67P

Null result suggests early solar system lacked strong magnetic fields

'Cosmic shear' reveals dark matter in new high-resolution map

Large-scale map from the Dark Energy Survey pinpoints clumps and filaments

Dark matter and muons are ruled out as DAMA signal source

New simulations show that signal is very difficult to explain by any known model