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White dwarf star mass measured by Hubble for the first time

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has quantified the mass of a white dwarf star directly for the first time ever. A white dwarf star is a...

Northumbria University solar storm project awarded £500,000 to develop AI prediction system

A £500,000 Northumbria University project will develop an Artificial Intelligence solar storm forecasting system.

Observing variations in soft X-ray signals

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used numerical methods to model the variations observed in soft X-ray signals.

Space weather causes understood with 3cm glass sphere innovation

Learn about a groundbreaking new method developed to understand space weather that only requires a 3cm glass sphere.

Nova explosions are responsible for most of the lithium in our galaxy

A team of researchers, led by astrophysicists at Arizona State University (ASU), has determined that nova explosions are responsible for most of the lithium...

SKA Observatory to build the world’s largest radio telescope in South Africa

Officials in South Africa have ratified the convention establishing the SKA Observatory, an international project that aims to develop the world’s largest radio telescope. The...

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully docks on International Space Station

On Sunday, 31 May, US Senator Ted Cruz announced the successful docking of the second demonstration (Demo-2) mission of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. For the first...

Astronomers discover a new nearby Earth-like planet

An international team of astronomers have discovered the existence of an Earth-like planet orbiting the closest star in the solar system, Proxima Centauri. As published...

Researchers identify ‘bright burst’ as a fast blue optical transient

Researchers have discovered that a previously unidentified ‘bright burst’ is in fact a fast blue optical transient located in a tiny galaxy 500 million...

New study to develop the world’s largest astronomical telescope

The European Union has funded a new design study of the world's largest sub-millimetre astronomical telescope. The study, named Towards an Atacama Large Aperture Submillimeter...

Astronomers detect quasi-periodic flickers from the centre of the Milky Way

A team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) discovered quasi-periodic flickers in millimetre-waves from the centre of the Milky Way, Sagittarius...

Solar One – a concept for interstellar travel

J. Gouw outlines the idea for Solar One – a concept for manned interstellar travel proposed by astronomer Alberto Caballero. In 2015, the Planetary Society,...

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Asteroid discovery could assist with planetary defence strategies

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White dwarf star mass measured by Hubble for the first time

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has quantified the mass of a white dwarf star directly for the first time ever. A white dwarf star is a...

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CUA polymer-fibre satellite micropropulsion systems readying for launch

CU Aerospace is preparing to launch a series of innovative micropropulsion systems for flight on satellites in the near future. Champaign-Urbana Aerospace (CUA) has developed...

Capturing a Universal understanding from James Webb Space Telescope Images

Dr Massimo Robberto, an AURA Observatory Scientist from the Space Telescope Science Institute, details the galactic journey to capture the first breathtaking James Webb...

UK and Australia collaboration: Enhancing UK space command capabilities

Northern Space and Security Limited (NORSS) has announced an ARTISM contract that will create a minimum of 13 jobs and enhance the UK's space...

Using software technologies to enable spacecraft trajectory optimisation

Dr Ryne Beeson, Senior Scientist at CU Aerospace, shares new and enabling capabilities optimising the design of spacecraft trajectories to achieve mission objectives. The advent...