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planetary defence test

Lawrence Livermore participates in NASA’s first planetary defence test

NASA’s first ever planetary defence test is launched, that deliberately collides a spacecraft into an asteroid called Dimorphos. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is taking...
new exoplanets

UCLA astronomers discover over 300 possible new exoplanets

Astronomers from the UCLA utilised an algorithm that enabled the discovery of over 300 exoplanets, as well as a distinctive planetary system with two...
exoplanet WASP-76b

WASP-76b: could the exoplanet that ‘rains iron’ be even more extreme?

The exoplanet WASP-76b, believed to be so hot that it rains iron, could be even more extreme than first thought. Dr Ernst de Mooij, a...
White Dwarf Star

High speed propeller star is pronounced fastest spinning white dwarf

A team of astronomers at Warwick University have observed a record-breaking spin rate for a confirmed white dwarf star. Researchers have recorded a white dwarf...
Carbon dioxide cold traps

Carbon dioxide cold traps on the moon have been confirmed

Lunar carbon dioxide cold traps discovered could be used to sustain robot or human presence on the moon. After decades of uncertainty, researchers in Washington...
galaxy evolution

Astronomers create new method to understand galaxy evolution

Astronomers at The University of Toledo established the star formation history of a post-starburst galaxy using its cluster population to understand galaxy evolution. The University...
Discovering exoplanets

Discovering exoplanets using Artificial Intelligence

Astronomers have applied Artificial Intelligence to image recognition in order to predict the effect of interactions between planets, making it possible to discover exoplanets. The...
ESA astronaut

ESA astronaut returns to Earth after six months in orbit

After six months working on the International Space Station mission, Alpha, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet has returned to Earth with NASA astronauts. The ESA astronaut...
M87 galaxy black hole

Photographing the M87 galaxy black hole

Professor Heino Falcke, Radboud University, Nijmegen, spoke to Innovation News Network about the first ever photograph of a black hole - which is situated...
Utilising disruptive technologies to detect life on exoplanets

Utilising disruptive technologies to detect life on exoplanets

Dr Sascha P Quanz, Professor in the Department of Physics at ETH Zurich, discusses the current status of the LIFE space mission to detect life on exoplanets and the challenges that lie ahead.
rocket fuel

Biotechnology experts design innovative rocket fuel on Mars

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a cutting-edge technique that can produce rocket fuel on Mars.

Revealing the formation site of planetary systems at a solar system scale

Takayuki Muto of Kogakuin University discusses how ALMA has delivered images of the formation site of planetary systems similar to our Solar System. Planets are...
Detecting exoplanets with high precision

Detecting exoplanets with high precision

Editor Georgie Whitworth spoke to Ana Heras Pastor, Head of the Astrophysics Observatories Section at the European Space Agency, to learn more about the PLATO mission to detect and study exoplanets.
Identifying how ice giants retain their magnetic fields

Identifying how ice giants retain their magnetic fields

A layer of ‘hot,’ electrically conductive ice may be the primary cause behind producing the magnetic fields of ice giant planets such as Uranus and Neptune.
Astrophysicists reveal the source of uncommonly heavy neutron star binaries

Astrophysicists reveal the source of uncommonly heavy neutron star binaries

Researchers conduct a unique study highlighting how the explosion of a stripped massive star in a supernova can lead to the development of a heavy neutron star or a light black hole.
Dwarf planet Vesta: an insight into the early solar system

Dwarf planet Vesta: an insight into the early solar system

A collaboration of researchers is utilising data from the dwarf planet Vesta to better comprehend the earliest era of our solar system.
Dedicated livestream of observations of Uranus to be shared with the public

Livestream of observations of Uranus to be shared with the public

The Royal Astronomical Society is holding a dedicated livestream of observations of Uranus, led by researchers at the University of Leicester.
surface of Mars

Revealing the enigmatic evolution of the surface of Mars

In the first study of its kind, world-leading researchers have potentially uncovered the mysterious processes that forged the surface of Mars.
Groundbreaking research reveals origins of high-energy cosmic particles

Groundbreaking research reveals origins of high-energy cosmic particles

Researchers at Tohoku University have discovered that mellow supermassive black holes play a significant role in the origin of high-energy cosmic particles.
South Pole Moon

Landing near the Nobile region of the Moon’s South Pole

NASA’s Artemis Rover is to land near the Nobile region – the mountainous and crater rich area at the South Pole on the Moon.

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