Space news stories
When an asteroid smashes into Earth at 11,000 mph, how much of that asteroid’s constituent water gets left behind in the debris, and how much boils away in the intense heat of the collision?
Shooting small rocks from a high-speed cannon showed that some asteroids could have brought water to the early Earth — without all the water boiling away on impact, a new study finds.
This snowy-looking scene wasn’t captured on Mount Everest, or in some canyon in Antarctica. It’s the view from a lander on the surface of a comet.
ESA’s Gaia mission has produced the richest star catalogue to date, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and revealing previously unseen details of our home Galaxy.