All Astronomy


Turning drought into opportunity

Added: 30 Jun 2022

Mineral physics can help provide a solution to water shortage and its applications may not be limit…

NASA hosts open house for Mars technology

Added: 9 Jun 2022

Space agency NASA is to host a media event to demonstrate its LOFTID technology when it is inflated…

Meet the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

Added: 23 May 2022

Scientists have captured humanity’s first look at the supermassive black hole, called Sagittarius A…

Two millimetre optical microresonator will improve planetary landing success

Added: 21 Apr 2022

Smaller, they say, is better in space. A NASA-funded team led by SMU researchers think that their s…

So... What is the point of physics? IOP is offering £1000 for the best answer!

Added: 7 Apr 2022

IoP launches a new challenge to get young people to see physics differently. With only one in ten p…

Astrophotography: new tech for the ‘New Astronomy’

Added: 19 Jan 2022

Space tourism remains out of reach for most, but Laurent Marfisi looks at how smart telescopes, ast…

UK demonstrates its first 'green' high-powered rocket engine

Added: 22 Nov 2021

A UK nuclear fusion company based in Bletchley, has just developed and tested its first launch capa…

Stardust in our DNA - our journey through time and space

Added: 9 Jul 2021

Applying her natural curiosity and the input from a very impressive contact list of experts, rising…

High-resolution model offers stunningly realistic simulation of the birth of stars

Added: 21 May 2021

A team including Northwestern University astrophysicists has developed the most realistic, highest-…

Visualising the light-bending dance of binary black holes using NASA's Discover supercomputer

Added: 20 Apr 2021

Try to imagine and describe a black hole. A big one! Now try to imagine a second supermassive black…

The chronicles of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance continued - the first test drives

Added: 12 Mar 2021

During it's first week on the planet's surface, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and its Earthbo…

Could you be the new face of space?

Added: 17 Feb 2021

The European Space Agency is opening its 'Gateway to Space' and inviting you to explore the potenti…

Astronomers confirm Farfarout is our most distant object

Added: 15 Feb 2021

Farfarout... is a faint little rock only 400km across. Farther out than Farout - in fact, far enoug…

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Arrive Safely at Space Station

Added: 19 Oct 2020

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and two Russian cosmonauts arrived aboard the International Space Statio…

International Artemis Accord principles try to establish a safe, peaceful, and prosperous future in space

Added: 14 Oct 2020

Reflecting more than a little Star Trek Federation style peace and harmony, international cooperati…

Scientists precisely measure total amount of matter in the universe

Added: 9 Oct 2020

A top goal in cosmology is to precisely measure the total amount of matter in the universe, a daunt…

Splash down for first commercial crew flight to Space Station

Added: 3 Aug 2020

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a comme…

Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission launched

Added: 31 Jul 2020

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of …

ESPRESSO confirms Earth-sized planet around the nearest star

Added: 2 Jun 2020

The existence of a planet the size of Earth around the closest star in the solar system, Proxima Ce…

CERN takes on Covid-19

Added: 9 Apr 2020

The World’s biggest experiment, CERN, has established a task force to identify and support contribu…