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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…

Curiosity rover reveals oxygen spikes on Mars

Added: 15 Nov 2019

Readings from NASA’s Curiosity rover have revealed a surprising jump in oxygen in the Martian atmos…

Ultra low-mass black hole uncovered

Added: 1 Nov 2019

Astrophysicists say they have discovered evidence of the smallest black hole ever detected – just 3…

Wellcome Trust on the hunt for best public engagement

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The Wellcome Trust has launched an initiative to find the best examples of public engagement projec…

ESA opens calls for ISS lab upgrade

Added: 14 Oct 2019

The European Space Agency is looking for industry help to upgrade the Columbus laboratory aboard th…

Saturn surpasses Jupiter as 'moon king'

Added: 10 Oct 2019

Another 20 moons have been discovered orbiting Saturn, each around five kilometres, or three miles,…

Andromeda’s galaxy-gobbling past

Added: 4 Oct 2019

Our neighbouring galaxy Andromeda has engulfed several smaller galaxies, likely within the last few…

PM reintroduces graduate visa

Added: 18 Sep 2019

A new work visa introduced by Boris Johnson’s government will allow international science students …

New record for largest neutron star

Added: 17 Sep 2019

Astronomers at the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center have observed the biggest neutron star ever re…