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President and COO Gwynne Shotwell said the problem posed to astronomy observation had been an unexpected one but pledged to solve the issue. “We are going to get it done,” Shotwell said during...

The asteroid close approach alert arrives only one day after US-based space agency NASA first spotted the space rock barrelling in Earth’s direction. Dubbed 2019 WH2 by NASA, the asteroid will likely...

The monster rock is estimated to be 2,030 feet in feet in diameter. It is being tracked by NASA’s Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), which keeps an eye on potentially dangerous asteroids. The...

An eclipse occurs when one celestial body such as a planet or star such as the Sun transits into the shadow of another. Two types of eclipses are visible from Earth: an eclipse of the Moon and one of the...

The Cygnus spacecraft, carrying approximately 3,700kg of science equipment, supplies and hardware, is currently docking with the International Space Station. The un-crewed Cygnus spacecraft launched at...

The American space agency has channelled funds into a research project to determine the feasibility and costs of such a journey. In a statement, the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonia,...

Astrophysicists have historically turned to two disparate methods to understand the Universe. Telescopes have traditionally been used to observe galaxies, while scientists have recently attempted to simulate...

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir ventured outside the International Space Station on Sunday, October 18, to embark on the first-ever spacewalk to be conducted entirely by women. The best...

NASA defines an eclipse as a cosmic event when one object such as a Moon or a planet moves into the shadow of another. There are two types of eclipses on Earth: an eclipse of the Moon and an eclipse of...

An incredible video has revealed how humpback whales create spiral-shaped fishing “nets” made up of bubbles to entrap their prey. Scientists captured the unprecedented video of the unusual...

A new video from US-based space agency NASA has shed new light on how a supernova explosion evolves over a 13-year period. The growing debris field, called Cassiopeia A, is thought to have been created...

The study was published in ’Science Advances’, led by Birger Schmitz of Lund University in Sweden. The work suggests a distant asteroid collision produced enough dust to trigger an ice age...

Asteroid 2019 SU3 was briefly ranked high-up on ESA’s “risk list”, compiling extraterrestrial objects with a better than zero chance of slamming into the planet. An ESA Planetary Defence...

NASA recently unveiled plans to team up with the University of Central Florida (UCF) in order to find killer asteroids. The initiative was discussed on the latest episode of NASA’s ‘On a Mission’...

The new paper published by Durham University and the University of Illinois in Chicago, suggests that what was previously thought to be an invisible planet on the edge of the Solar System is in fact an...

The NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) project is supported by the Near Earth Object Observation Program under the Planetary Defense Coordination Office. CSS Senior Research Specialist Richard Kowalski...