Astronomers

IN PICTURES: Sir Patrick Moore 1923-2012

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

Sir Patrick Moore, the veteran astronomer and TV presenter, died on Sunday aged 89. Moore presented the first episode of 'The Sky At Night' on 26 A...

Planet With Four Suns Discovered By 'Armchair Astronomers'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Tech

A planet with four suns has been identified by two "armchair astronomers". The bright new world, just under 5,000 light years away, is believed to ...

Heavens Above

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Tech

An amateur astronomer has said he got the shock of his life when he made Ireland's second discovery of a supernova (exploding star) in less than two y...

Astronomers Discover Earth-Like Planet In 'Habitable' Zone

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered an Earth-like planet located in the "goldilocks" or "Habitable" zone, suitable for life. Kepler 22-b, located 600 light...

The Nobel Prize at the End of the Universe

Dr David Whitehouse | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Tech
Dr David Whitehouse

For the second time in five years the Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to astronomy, to two teams, one in the United States and the other in Australia, that charted the outer reaches of the universe using distant stellar explosions as probes of its expansion, and whilst sifting through the light of long dead stars discovered the unexpected fate of all things.