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NASA’s DART mission hits asteroid in first-ever planetary defense test

After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its...

NASA is crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid to test a plan that could...

On Sept. 26, 2022, NASA plans to change an asteroid’s orbit. The large binary asteroid Didymos and its moonlet Dimorphos currently pose no threat to...

The moon’s poles have wandered over billions of years

Until 1959, humans had only seen one side of the Moon. The Moon is tidally locked with Earth, and so we can only see one...

Webb Telescope scans a nearby brown dwarf and finds it has clouds made of...

In its first few months of operation, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is already proving that it was well worth the wait! To date,...

Astronomers detect hot gas bubble swirling around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have spotted signs of a ‘hot spot’ orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the centre...

Astronomers unveil new and puzzling features of mysterious fast radio bursts

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-long cosmic explosions that each produce the energy equivalent to the sun’s annual output. More than 15 years after the...

Astronomers find a sun-like star orbiting a nearby black hole

In 1916, Karl Schwarzchild theorized the existence of black holes as a resolution to Einstein’s field equations for his Theory of General Relativity. By the...

Saturn’s magic ring is from its lost moon Chrysalis, shows study

Rings appear to be common around planets in the solar system, but the dramatic rings of Saturn have long puzzled astronomers, as has the...

How massive stars steal planets?

Our Sun has a rather lonely existence in the Milky Way galaxy. It sits on its own, four light years away from the nearest star,...

Astronomers detect an exoplanet by seeing its Trojan belts

Although we have found thousands of exoplanets in recent years, we really only have three methods of finding them. The first is to observe a...