Stellar birth rate falling fast

The rate of star formation in the universe is now only one-thirtieth of its peak, says an international team of astronomers - and the decline is set to continue.

Infrared reveals hidden supermassive black holes

University of Cambridge scientists have discovered a new set of enormous, rapidly growing supermassive black holes in the early universe.

Team spots 'impossible' binary stars

A team of astronomers has discovered four pairs of stars that they thought couldn't exist, with the stars in each pair orbiting one another in less than four hours.