Hubble saw a strange spiral galaxy

The universe is simply so vast that it can be difficult to maintain a sense of scale. Many galaxies we see through telescopes such as...

NASA Finds Neptune Moons Locked in Dance of Avoidance

Even by the wild standards of the outer solar system, the strange orbits that carry Neptune's two innermost moons are unprecedented, according to newly...

NASA’s Mars 2020 Will Hunt for Microscopic Fossils

Sientists with NASA's Mars 2020 rover have discovered what may be one of the best places to look for signs of ancient life in...

The first generation of stars formed faster than before

The discovery of a 13 billion-year-old cosmic cloud of gas enabled a team of Carnegie astronomers to perform the earliest-ever measurement of how the universe was enriched with a diversity of chemical elements.

Hole in the ozone layer now its started healing

This year's maximum ozone hole level is around 10 million square kilometers, less than half the size of the ozone hole.

Mercury is making a rare transit tomorrow, it happens only 13...

Tomorrow November 11 we're in for a rare treat, as the innermost planet, Mercury, passes directly in front of the Sun for a few hours.

Growing tissues in space

Tissue engineering is a fast-developing field reaching new heights thanks to space research. An experiment on the International Space Station is opening up possibilities to grow artificial blood vessels for surgery on humans.

Lunar IceCube Mission to Locate, Study Resources Needed for Sustained Presence...

As we venture forward to the Moon and establish a sustained lunar presence, finding and understanding water on the lunar surface becomes increasingly important.

Nasa’s NICER Catches Thermonuclear Burst from X-Ray Pulsar

NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station detected a sudden spike of X-rays.

NASA’s TESS Presents Panorama of Southern Sky

The glow of the Milky Way  our galaxy seen edgewise  arcs across a sea of stars in a new mosaic of the southern sky produced from a year of observations by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

Voyager 2 Illuminates Boundary of Interstellar Space

One year ago, on Nov. 5, 2018, NASA's Voyager 2 became only the second spacecraft in history to leave the heliosphere - the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by our Sun.

First Identification of a Heavy Element Born from Neutron Star Collision

For the first time, a freshly made heavy element, strontium, has been detected in space, in the aftermath of a merger of two neutron...

Scientists may just have discovered a new class of black holes

Black holes are an important part of how astrophysicists make sense of the universe – so important that scientists have been trying to build...

ESO Telescope Reveals What Could be the Smallest Dwarf Planet yet...

Astronomers using ESO’s SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that the asteroid Hygiea could be classified as a dwarf planet. The...

Enigmatic Radio Burst Illuminates a Galaxy’s Tranquil Halo

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time observed that a fast radio burst passed through a galactic halo. Lasting less than...

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