Star hints at Milky Way’s cataclysmic past
Big Dipper likely originated in a small galaxy, now merged.
Researchers have identified a star in the Milky Way they believe originated from outside the galaxy. An eighteenth...
Earth magma ocean ended up on the moon
New modelling resolves a few contradictions in hypothesis.
A large part of the moon was created from a liquid magma ocean that covered much of the early Earth, new modelling su...
Earth hit by 17 meteors a day
TUS conference talks about the when and the where.
Every year, the Earth is hit by about 6100 meteors large enough to reach the ground, or about 17 every day, research ...
Sunset on Mars
InSight captures the end of the day, 55 million kilometres away.
The daily dying of the light on Mars.NASA/JPL-CaltechIn late April, the NASA InSight Lander took a break from its thu...
Black hole shoots plasma every which way
Astronomers record some ‘extraordinary’ behaviour.
Astronomers have revealed the bizarre behaviour of a black hole known as V404 Cygni, located some 8000 light-years fr...
Take that, Ryugu!
Small hole on an asteroid; giant smack for humankind.
Humanity has passed a small, but highly symbolic, milestone: the world just made its first ever crater off the planet...
Galaxy containing first black hole pic revealed
NASA orbiter captures black hole spewing particle jets.
An image from NASA’s Spitzer Telescope has put the first-ever direct picture of a black hole, taken by the Event Hori...
InSight detects first clear marsquake
Instrument confirms Mars is seismically active.
NASA investigators think that the Mars InSight Lander has recorded a seismic event, or “marsquake”. The likely qua...
Is an asteroid going to kill you
With 20,000 space rocks around, it’s a tricky task.
Take a moment to picture the apocalypse. There’s a good chance your mind might have conjured up an image of an enorm...
Close up with a comet
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko images placed online.
This is a picture of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken by a camera system known as OSIRIS on board the Europ...
The place where stars are formed
First image of a distant but important part of the Milky Way.
This is an area of the Milky Way known as CTB 102, about 14,000 light-years from Earth. The area is classified as an...
Cassini data sheds light on Titan’s lakes
Liquid hydrocarbons on Saturn’s moon formed differently.
The liquid lakes near the north pole of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, look smaller than they are, data recorded in 20...