2022 Press releases

Study: Without more data, a black hole’s origins can be “spun” in any direction

A young gas giant exoplanet has astronomers puzzled

Back to the future of galaxy clusters

Clusters of galaxies better in view with radio X-ray combination

Heaviest element yet detected in an exoplanet atmosphere

Footprints of the Galactic spiral arms in the chemical composition of stars.

Two rare super-Mercuries discovered in the same star system

Astronomers detect hot gas bubble swirling around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

The discovery of an extremely energetic gamma-ray burst from the infant Universe

Bending of Cosmic fountains, giving birth to a peculiar X-shaped galaxy

SPECULOOS discovers a potentially habitable super-Earth

Far-infrared detector KID reaches highest possible sensitivity

GMRT discovers the oldest known fossil radio galaxy trapped inside a cluster of galaxies

Radio window to the universe: introducing the BINGO collaboration

An ancient brown dwarf in our cosmic neighbourhood

2022 A&A Awards: and the winners are...

The two winners of the second edition of the A&A awards for individuals in the initial stages of their careers were announced at the annual meeting of the European Astronomical Society in Valencia, Spain.


A sanitizer in the Galactic centre region. Interstellar detection of iso-propanol in Sagittarius B2

The bubbly Milky Way

Exploring globular clusters with the lens of asteroseismology

Gaia sees strange stars in most detailed Milky Way survey to date

Jupiter turns out to be inhomogeneous; metallicity gives clues about origin

New calculations of Solar spectrum resolve decade-long controversy about the Sun's chemical composition

The origin of chaos in the Solar System through computer algebra

Planet-forming disks evolve in surprisingly similar ways

Global citizen science project finds over 1700 asteroids in Hubble images

A fully isolated dwarf galaxy unexpectedly affected by ram pressure

A&A confirms open access in 2022 through Subscribe-to-Open

Paris, France, 4 April 2022: Following the announcement made in October 2021 that Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) would move to the Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) open access model in 2022, the A&A board of directors and EDP Sciences are pleased to announce that A&A has now received the required level of support and will be published open access in 2022 under the terms of this transformative model.


The magnetic drivers of campfires seen by the Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager (PHI) on Solar Orbiter

New detection method for quasars in the early Universe

Astronomers discover largest molecule yet in a planet-forming disc

Cosmic web orchestrates the progression of galaxies

“Closest black hole” system found to contain no black hole

Flurry of new discoveries as incredible new image revealing 4.4 million galaxies is made public

Fast and furious: A shock wave that extends for 6.5 million light years

Supermassive black holes change the central regions of galaxies

Distant Galaxies and the true Nature of Dark Matter: a new SISSA study

New planet detected around star closest to the Sun

Even dying stars can still give birth to planets

Sidewinding Young Stellar Jets Spied by Gemini South

Escape from Bermuda: The ejection of its massive stars leaves a stellar cluster orphan

Discovered rare super mercury

Cheops reveals a rugby ball-shaped exoplanet

Eccentric exoplanet discovered