RSSAuthor Archive for Jonathan Nally

Artist’s impression of a Jupiter-like planet orbiting a star. Courtesy ESO/L. Calçada.

Spotting the stars that eat Earths

Some Sun-like stars are ‘earth-eaters’, ingesting large amounts of the kind of material from which planets like Earth and Mars and are made.

Partial eclipse of the Sun on Tuesday

Partial eclipse of the Sun on Tuesday

Australians will be treated to a partial solar eclipse on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 29.

An artist's impression of an asteroid breaking up

Asteroids are pounding a pulsar

Radio astronomers have found evidence that a tiny star called PSR J0738-4042 is being pounded by asteroids – large lumps of rock in space.

PLATO-R in Antarctica

Deep freeze telescope reveals galactic carbon trail

Using a telescope in Antarctica, researchers have identified a giant gas cloud that appears to be in an early stage of formation.

Star SMSS J031300.36-670839.3

Oldest known star found by Australian astronomers

A star 6,000 light-years from Earth is the oldest yet found in the Universe, having formed in the earliest era of stars.

Storms in Saturn's atmosphere

SpaceInfo gallery for 10 February 2014

Saturn’s turbulent clouds feature in our selection of the latest amazing astronomy and space exploration images from around the cosmos.

Two people looking at the night sky

What’s up? Night sky for February 2014

When and where to see the Moon and planets this month.

Weekly space gallery for January 28, 2014

Weekly space gallery for January 28, 2014

We bring you the latest amazing astronomy and space exploration images from around the cosmos.

Orion Nebula

Weekly space gallery for January 18, 2014

We bring you the latest amazing astronomy and space exploration images from around the cosmos.

Drop test of the Orion spacecraft

VIDEO: NASA tests parachutes for Orion spacecraft

The Orion spacecraft will need huge parachutes to bring it safely back to the ground. These videos show how it will all work.