Space news stories
On Friday, April 13, 2029, Earth will experience a dramatic close encounter with the asteroid 99942 Apophis
Astronomers analyzing 3D maps of the shapes and sizes of nearby molecular clouds have discovered a gigantic cavity in space.
In the 12th century, Chinese and Japanese astronomers spotted a new light in the sky shining as brightly as Saturn.
Right now, a spacecraft is carrying a very special delivery to Earth after a years-long voyage to a cosmic destination that can shed light on how life might have first emerged on our planet and how we can protect it from future cosmic hazards.
Image from: asteroidmission.org (Wiki Commons)
It’s not quite a star, and it’s not quite a planet — but it’s soaring through the Milky Way, much closer than we thought.
Cambridge astronomers identify new hycean class of habitable exoplanets, which could accelerate search for life.
The Solar System is positively lousy with magnetic fields. They drape around (most of) the planets and their moons, which interact with the system-wide magnetic field swirling out from the Sun.
About 66 million years ago, an estimated 6-mile-wide (9.6 kilometers) object slammed into Earth, triggering a cataclysmic series of events that resulted in the demise of non-avian dinosaurs. Now, scientists think they know where that object came from.
Scientists have found two huge, red objects in the asteroid belt that they believe are not supposed to be there – both of which have “complex organic matter” on their surfaces.
Astronomers have detected light coming from behind a black hole for the first time, proving Albert Einstein right, yet again.
Norwegians have been left awestruck by a bright meteor that illuminated the night sky in the country’s south-east.