Radio telescope discovers dense and spinning neutron star

Using the Murchison Widefield Array telescope, astronomers have discovered a pulsar – a dense and rapidly spinning neutron star sending radio waves into the cosmos.

Studying comets to understand the evolution of our Solar System

Dr Anita Cochran, Assistant Director of the McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas at Austin, is exploring the evolution of our Solar System by studying comets

How studying neutrinos can help us to better understand the Universe

Professors Luis A Anchordoqui from CUNY and Vanderbilt University’s Thomas J Weiler explain how neutrinos help us to understand the Universe.

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter succeeds in historical first flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has become the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet.

Measuring the temperature of red supergiants

Scientists have developed a method to determine the surface temperatures of red supergiants to help astrophysicists study their lifecycle.

New images of space debris allow scientists to prevent space collisions

Scientists ihave developed a method of taking images of space debris, which could help space agencies prevent future collisions.

Novel observation method shows promise in imaging Earth-like planets

New technique for reducing light interference during telescope observations enables imaging of Earth-like planets in nearby solar systems.

Juno space probe detects extremely bright meteoroid explosion

Researchers have identified a bright flash, detected by the Juno space probe above Jupiter's clouds, as a bolide, a meteoroid explosion.

Milky Way could contain many planets like Earth

Researchers predict that there are likely many planets like Earth that have formed around other stars in the Milky Way.

Could life from Earth survive on Mars?

A new study by NASA and German Aerospace Center has found that some microbes from Earth can temporarily survive on Mars.

NASA’s most advanced rover safely lands on Mars

NASA’s most advanced rover touched down on Mars yesterday after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometres).

ESA is accepting applications for new European astronauts

For the first time in over a decade, the ESA is looking for new European astronauts to do experiments on the International Space Station.

Oxidising atmosphere of Mars created by microbes

Astronomers suggest that the oxidising atmosphere of Mars was created when microbes began to respire and produce oxygen.

Supercomputer gives astronomers new insight into the state of the early Universe

Astronomers at NAOJ have used a supercomputer to test a method of reconstructing the state of the early Universe.

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