Star dance around a black hole
ESO telescope, and a lot of hard work, prove Einstein right.
After nearly three decades of work, scientists have revealed that a star orbiting the supermassive black hole at the ...
Thar she blows – up in space
Most energetic outflow from a distant quasar detected.
Astronomers say they have detected the most energetic wind ever measured from any quasar. It is travelling at nea...
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...
Just a few more snaps of Earth
BepiColombo drops in on its way to Mercury.
The BepiColombo space mission celebrated Easter with the first of nine flybys that are an integral part of its trip t...
A close look at a black hole’s jet
Data from the Event Horizon Telescope keeps on giving.
Creating the first direct image of a black hole is a hard act to follow, but it seems there are more goodies to be ha...
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...
Double helium-core white dwarf detected
It’s the first gravitational wave source of its kind.
US astronomers have announced the detection of J2322+0509, a detached binary white dwarf composed of two helium-core ...
Persevering with preparations
New wheels added to the next Mars rover.
NASA missions continue to make progress, COVID-19 notwithstanding. Yesterday we showed you the primary mirror on t...
James Webb’s mirror, in all its glory
Deployment tests continue, but COVID-19 is forcing change.
This is how the primary mirror on the much-awaited James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will look when fully deployed. ...
Bacteria found in solid rock
A decade of work creates the potential for more to come.
Japanese researchers say they have found single-celled creatures living in tiny cracks inside volcanic rocks taken fr...
SunRISE to learn more about the Sun
NASA selects mission to study causes of solar particle storms.
NASA has selected the mission that will study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms – known a...
Ancient water reservoirs inside Mars
Meteorites tell story of Red Planet’s early history.
Mars’s mantle may contain multiple distinct reservoirs of mineral-bound water preserved from the planet’s early histo...