Lucky imaging creates quite an image
Here’s Jupiter in all its infrared glory.
Researchers using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii and a technique known as “lucky imaging" have collected some o...
Some clues to Ryugu’s odd colours
Researchers suggest it was a trip to the Sun.
When Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe landed on Ryugu in February last year, it provided the opportunity not only to collect a...
Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth
Triple system sometimes visible to the naked eye.
Astronomers have discovered a black hole just 1000 light-years from Earth – closer to our Solar System than any found...
Scientists report lunar carbon emissions
And that raises questions about the Moon’s past.
Japanese scientists have reported observing carbon ions persistently emitting from the lunar surface. Given that t...
Sun is ‘less active’ than similar stars
Solar census compares 369 candidates.
The Sun is less magnetically active and shows less variability in its brightness than similar stars in the galaxy, sc...
Hubble captures ATLAS disintegrating
It’s the sharpest view yet of what might have been.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope isn’t resting on its laurels. While space watchers were preparing its 30th birthd...
Super-rotation and Venus’ atmosphere
Researchers suggest it’s due to tides, waves and turbulence.
Scientists tracking the thick clouds of Venus’ rapidly rotating atmosphere say they have gained new insights into the...
Planet that never was is still interesting
Astronomers believe it was caused by a cosmic collision.
A planet thought missing in action probably never existed at all, according to new studies. What the Hubble telesc...
2I/Borisov is not your average comet
Two new views on our interstellar visitor.
The interstellar comet 2I/Borisov contains an abundant amount of carbon monoxide and is likely to have formed in a co...
A bit of disruption, simulated
Milky Way may fling stars into its outer halo, astronomers say.
This simulated galaxy image, representing a structure spanning more than 200,000 light-years, shows the prominent plu...
Is this 'Oumuamua’s back story?
Astronomers suggest it’s all about tides and close encounters.
Astronomers may have a handle on where the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system came from and ho...
An idea about Saturn's atmosphere
NASA suggests auroras turn up the heat.
How and why the upper layers of the atmospheres of Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune are hot has been one of the my...