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A 427ft (130m) pyramid-sized asteroid is about to hurtle past our planet on Sunday, NASA has announced. According to NASA’s Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies, the object, dubbed VH5 2019, will...

Scientists have discovered a single-celled organism, a descendant of some of the earliest life on Earth, can colonise a meteorite. The landmark experiment is anticipated to offer a way of looking for the...

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) recorded the moment ice and dust vaporised from comet 46P/Wirtanen in 2018 as it made a close Earth approach. The explosion lasted for 20 days...

Evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dying white dwarf star has been found. There was previously no example of a planet surviving a star’s transition to a white dwarf, leaving little hope for the...

Black holes are now understood to exist in different sizes and masses. The record size for a black hole is now held by a specimen in the Abell 85 cluster of galaxies, where an ultra-massive black hole...

The Ursids produce a handful of meteors or shooting stars every hour, usually in the range of five to 10 per hour. A nearly moonless sky means good viewing, despite the relatively low number of meteors. The...

Last week, Professor Emeritus William Romoser, an entomologist from Ohio University, said images captured by Nasa’s Mars rovers show evidence of “fossilised and living creatures” on the...

Known as 21/Borisov experts say that the object is only the second interstellar object spotted in our solar system. The first close up of the object was captured in August by experts at the Keck observatory...

An international team of NASA scientists discovered a sugar molecule ribose, a vital ingredient in RNA, the basis of life, in two meteorites. RNA acts as a “messenger molecule”, delivering...

An international team of researchers found ribose, which is a sugar molecule and a vital ingredient in RNA, which is the basis of life, in two meteorites. RNA acts as a “messenger molecule”,...

It now appears black holes actually encourage rather than annihilate stars inside a galaxy cluster. Supermassive black holes typically pump out energy via jets, keeping nearby areas too warm to condense...

German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of black holes in 1916, with his general theory of relativity. They remained merely theoretical objects for decades, until...

The frozen rock is the target of an extensive observing campaign supported by NASA’s Planetary Defence Coordination Office as it crosses the Earth nine times a year. The 1999 KW4 has been classified...

Life on early Earth could have been propelled into space after asteroid impacts on Earth, Harvard astronomer Professor Abraham Loeb has revealed. He wrote in Scientific American: “The launch of the...

The space agency said it opened rock sample 73002 on November 5, in conjunction with its Apollo Next-Generation Sample Analysis (ANGSA) initiative, designed to use new technologies that were not around...

Boeing has designs to construct one of the NASA Artemis lunar landers to take humans to the Moon’s surface. The cutting-edge space company has submitted a proposal to NASA for an integrated Human...