Space news stories

Watch Scientists Blast a Fake Asteroid into a Fake Earth
27th April 2018 | | Space

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?

Asteroids could have delivered water to the early Earth
26th April 2018 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Space

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.

The Truth Behind This Amazing Video from the Surface of a Comet
25th April 2018 | | Space

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.

Gaia creates richest star map of our Galaxy—and beyond
25th April 2018 | Space, Tech

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.

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