Wild astronomical discovery confirms that Einstein was right about time itself

Albert Einstein, German-Swiss-American mathematician and physicist, 1940. Einstein (1879-1955) in h...

Time dilation: It’s a staple of science fiction, and whether you’re familiar with the term or not, you’ve probably encountered it in print media or film. It flies quite fast at the speed of light, and your experience of time is slower than that of someone left on Earth, such that years may pass for … Read more

Ghostly astronomical messengers reveal a new view of the Milky Way

Milky Way neutrinos

An artist’s composition of the Milky Way seen through a neutrino lens (blue). Credits: IceCube Collaboration/US National Science Foundation (Lily Le & Shawn Johnson)/ESO (S. Brunier) For the first time, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory has created an image of the[{” attribute=””>Milky Way using neutrinosminuscule, elusive particles of the cosmos. This revolutionary data comes from an … Read more

The best photos of the astronomical photographer of the year 2023

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has unveiled the shortlisted photos for its 15th Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The stunning images celebrate the night sky and have been captured by photographers from around the world. This year’s competition, supported by Liberty Specialty Markets and in association with BBC Sky at Night magazine, received over 4,000 … Read more