What happens when you hit an asteroid
OSIRIS-REx shows how to collect samples at a distance.
NASA has just released this short video of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s brief but all important contact with the aster...
Cheers as spacecraft tags asteroid
OSIRIS-REx touches down for a sample of Bennu.
In a brief moment that its principal scientist Dante Lauretta described as “transcendental”, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacec...
Poised and ready for a date with Bennu
OSIRIS-REx has hopes, dreams and contingency plans.
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is poised to make a daring landing on asteroid 101955 Bennu, briefly touching down in a tin...
A taste of James Webb’s potential
Research shows it will overcome the blinding glare of quasars.
How good will NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope be? Good enough to uncover things never before seen by humanity, ...
SpaceWrap: Showtime for OSIRIS-REx
Plus more about the Moon, Betelgeuse and GCs.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is ready for business. When it descends toward the surface of Bennu next Tuesday, it wil...
How frosty ice forms on Pluto’s mountains
Forget what you know about snowfall on Earth.
Frosty deposits of methane ice on the mountaintops of Pluto form by a process very different from that by which snow ...
Astronomers report two new space oddities
Death by spaghettification and a stellar peacock.
Astronomers have described not one but two rather rare sights in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Societ...
Elements of surprise in new star study
Carbon discovery has implications across astrophysics.
Stars churn out carbon much faster than previously thought, according to new measurements by Australian and Norwegian...
The complex history of asteroid Bennu
OSIRIS-REx sends back enough data for six studies.
The more scientists learn about near-Earth asteroid Bennu, now being orbited by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, the mor...
The sky is not the limit
World Space Week the perfect time to look forward and up.
Space is a part of our daily lives here on Earth: think multi-day weather forecasts, directions on your smartphone fr...
Shedding new light on star formation
The missing ingredients were heavy metals.
Australian astronomers have developed a new model to study the birth of stars, spanning cosmic time from the beginnin...
Panoramic view of the northern sky
TESS mosaic made possible by a year of work.
NASA has released a new panorama of the northern sky, courtesy of its Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). T...