Aerospace

Five in a row – the planets align in the night sky

For the second time this year, the five brightest planets can be seen at the same time. You can catch them by looking towards the...

Apollo 7 launched as race to moon reached final stretch

On Oct. 11, 1968, three American astronauts launched to Earth orbit aboard Apollo 7. It was the first piloted mission of the spacecraft designed to...

Why do we explore?

Throughout history, humankind has shared an innate trait – the desire to explore. Prehistoric men and women may have stood curiously at the opening to...

New insight into ice VII found in ‘ocean world’ planets

New understanding of the solidification of high-pressure ice found in 'ocean world' planets A team of theorists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has solved...

A new era in the search for dark matter

Since the 1970s, astronomers and physicists have been gathering evidence for the presence in the universe of dark matter: A mysterious substance that manifests itself...

Scientists discover first recorded ultra-stripped supernova

An international research team discovered the first recorded "ultra-stripped supernova," a rare, faint type of supernova that is believed to play a role in...
NASA celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 7

NASA celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 7

On Oct. 11, 1968, NASA launched its first crewed Apollo mission, which paved the way for the moon landing less than a year later. The Apollo 7...

Massive star’s unusual death may create a compact neutron star binary system

A Caltech-led team of researchers has observed the peculiar death of a massive star that exploded in a surprisingly faint and rapidly fading supernova. These...

American and Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly occurred shortly after...

Aussie telescope almost doubles known number of mysterious ‘fast radio bursts’

Australian researchers using a CSIRO radio telescope in Western Australia have nearly doubled the known number of 'fast radio bursts'-- powerful flashes of radio...