Space And Astronomy

Space chiefs to send £100m ‘tow truck’ to clear Earth’s orbit of failed satellites.

SPACE chiefs have commissioned a £100million project to clean up debris of failed satellites in Earth’s orbit. An unmanned “tow truck” will first target part of a European Space Agency rocket left floating 435 miles up since 2013. Once in space, t...

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Nasa unveils completed 212ft SLS rocket that will put astronauts back on the Moon in four years.

NASA has finished the construction of a giant rocket intended to take US astronauts back to the Moon in 2024. The space agency proudly revealed the towering 212 foot rocket, which is the equivalent size of a 20-story building. The rocket is being ...

Huge fireballs from 19,000ft asteroid to soar across the sky this week – how to spot Geminids meteor shower.

FRIDAY the 13th may be unlucky for some but the one at the end of this week will feature a stunning meteor shower. If you’re lucky you’ll be able to spot the Geminid meteors at their peak on the evenings of Friday 13, Saturday 14 and e...

Doomsday asteroid Bennu that could hit Earth is mysteriously ‘spewing out rocks’ – and Nasa is baffled.

AN ENORMOUS asteroid that could one day hit Earth in a devastating impact is mysteriously spitting out rocks. So-called “doomsday” asteroid Bennu is ejecting metre-sized “particles” into space – and Nasa is baffled. Bennu h...

Is Earth Getting Bigger Over Time?

The planet is a magnet for stuff: space dust, dead leaves, old refrigerators. Is all that mass adding up?

How an Icy Moon of Saturn Got Its Stripes

Scientists have developed an explanation for one of the most striking features of Enceladus, an ocean world that has the right ingredients for life.

Stunning photos taken from the ISS revealed – including mega-storms and volcanic eruptions.

ONLY a handful of people have ever been to space, but they’ve taken enough photos to fill a library. From violent volcanic eruptions to booming mega-storms, astronauts are privy to views of our planet that us land-lovers could only dream of....

The Interstellar Comet Has Arrived in Time for the Holidays.

This weekend an ice cube from beyond our solar system will makes its closest approach to the sun, trailing mystery and dust.

Where’s Vikram? NASA Photos and Amateur Sleuthing Led to Crashed Indian Moon Lander.

The Indian space agency has been tight-lipped about the fate of the probe, but crowdsourcing and NASA’s openness led to its discovery.

Who is Elon Musk, how old is he, who is his girlfriend and does he have children?.

ELON Musk is a prolific pioneer who sent the world’s most powerful rocket to Mars in a bid to save humanity. But who is the man behind his magnate? Here’s what we know about the entrepreneur’s extraordinary existence. Who is Elon...

Elon Musk’s Starlink internet satellites could hide killer asteroids, astronomers warn.

KILLER asteroids capable of wiping out entire cities may soon be harder to spot due to a horde of satellites that Elon Musk is hurling into space. The South African billionaire’s Starlink project aims to set up a mega-constellation of intern...

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s Mysteries.

Scientists working with the solar diving mission have released the spacecraft’s first batch of findings.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s Mysteries.

Scientists working with the solar diving mission have released the spacecraft’s first batch of findings.

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What life on Mars will REALLY look like – Ikea decks out prototype ‘space colony’ in Utah desert.

ON the barren surface of Mars, astronauts will battle deadly radiation, fierce storms and screws missing from their flat pack beds. That’s if Ikea has anything to say about it, anyway. The Swedish furniture giant has unveiled an easy-to-asse...

Nasa braces for 2,000ft ‘Boxing Day’ asteroid to skim past Earth at 27,000mph.

NASA expects a massive asteroid to make a “close approach” to Earth on Boxing Day. The beefy space rock measures as much as 2,034 feet (620 metres) in diameter, and is set to skim past Earth on December 26. Asteroids regularly make clo...

Space mystery as 19 galaxies with no dark matter found – and could break theory of the universe.

ASTRONOMERS are baffled after discovering 19 galaxies that seem to be entirely missing dark matter. The mysterious invisible substance that pulls on nearby space objects was previously thought to be a key ingredient for galaxies. Dark matter is a ...

Nasa spots India’s doomed Vikram moon lander on lunar surface 2 months after mysterious crash.

DEBRIS from India’s doomed spacecraft that crashed into the Moon in September has been found by Nasa. The US space agency unveiled a photo today showing the site of the £114million lander’s impact and the debris field, crediting an Ind...

Go Ahead, Take a Spin on Titan

Saturn’s biggest moon has gasoline for rain, soot for snow and a subsurface ocean of ammonia. Now there’s a map to help guide the search for possible life there.

NASA Finds India’s Vikram Moon Lander Crash Site, With Amateur’s Help.

Since India lost contact with the spacecraft in September, the precise location of its crash has been a mystery.

Apocalyptic asteroid strike that could wipe out humanity is ‘only a matter of time’, top scientist warns.

A CATASTROPHIC asteroid impact big enough to wipe out humanity is only a matter of time, according to one top scientist. Humanity has next-to no defence against such an impact, Professor Alan Fitzsimmons said, which threatens to end life on Earth....

Nasa astronaut snaps stunning view of London at night from International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir has tweeted a memorising image of what London looks like from space. The night time shot was taken by the female astronaut all the way from the International Space Station (ISS), which orbits Earth at an altitude of aro...

‘Impossible’ black hole found in the Milky Way is so big science says it shouldn’t exist.

AN “impossible” black hole discovered in the Milky Way has stunned astronomers – as the laws of physics say it is too big to exist. The mystery giant has a mass around 68 times greater than the sun and lurks within our galaxy som...

Unusual ring galaxy that Nasa can’t explain revealed in stunning image.

NASA has released a puzzling image of a nearly perfect ring galaxy and asked the question “is this one galaxy or two?”. This has been a question since 1950 when astronomer Arthur Hoag spotted the strange extra-galactic object. The outs...

Russian military quietly launches new spy probe ‘designed to snoop on other satellites’ in space.

RUSSIA has quietly hurled a top-secret military satellite into orbit. The mysterious probe is designed to scope out other satellites in space, according to government reports. It launched atop a Soyuz rocket on Monday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome,...

Elon Musk’s Starlink ‘internet satellites’ caught ruining footage of last week’s rare Unicorn meteor shower.

ELON Musk’s Starlink satellites have come under fire once again. This time it’s because they have been caught ‘photo-bombing’ footage of the rare Unicorn meteor shower, which comes after Musk had reassured astronomers that ...

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