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Asteroid 2011 ES4, which measures approximately 150ft (50m) across, is expected to hurtle past the Earth at staggering speeds of 18,253mph (29,375kmh) next month. And although the size and speed of the...

The Perseid meteor shower is the best opportunity for stargazers in the northern hemisphere to witness a shooting star show in comfortable conditions. The Perseids can involve up to 100 meteors flashing...

Armenian astrophysicist Dr Garik Israelis, of the Institute of Astrophysics of Canary Islands, said he anticipated experts to discover intelligent alien life in the coming decades. And the expert believes...

Machine learning and artificial intelligence already influence our lives to varying degrees. AI kicks in every time you unlock your phone with facial recognition and plays a big role in the news and advertising...

The Perseid meteor shower takes place every year from mid-July to the end of August. This period of Perseid activity finds the meteor shower peaking over a couple of nights. The fireball phenomenon is...

NASA’s Lucy mission has passed a critical milestone prior to its pioneering mission to tour five of Jupiter’s mysterious Trojan asteroids. All parts of the unmanned probe aced a system integration...

New research published by Florida International University (FIU) has found sharks leave behind a strong biological footprint when on the prowl. Shed skin, mucus and even faeces leave behind considerable...

SpaceX yesterday (August 4) completed a historic test flight of its Starship spacecraft designed for future missions to the Moon and eventually Mars. The SpaceX Starship SN5 successfully completed an impressive...

The Higgs boson is believed by particle physicists to play a fundamental role in the forces that shape the Universe. The particle, which is named after British physicist Peter Higgs, interacts with the...

Two NASA astronauts are ready to make the first splashdown return in 45 years. Robert Behnken and Doug Hurley are set to return to Earth from the International Space Station today, amid threats of a looming...

They are being transported by a Dragon Endeavour capsule produced by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. If their mission is successful it will mean the US has a fully operational system for getting...

YouTube’s ElderFox Documentaries has converted thousands of NASA pictures into ultra-HD images for a ‘world first’ view of the Red Planet. The team describe their documentary as “the...

A 1982 book The Jupiter Effect suggested the alignment of planets could trigger apocalyptic catastrophes across the globe – from the ‘Big One’ earthquake on California’s San Andreas...

Approximately half of all missions to the Red Planet fail – and the Emirates Mars Mission has faced a tricky start, following a series of delays. The launch had already been pushed back by two days...

Mysterious mini-flares dubbed ‘campfires’ have been spotted on the Sun for the first time after a British-built Solar Orbiter sent back the closest-ever images of our star. Solar Orbiter, a...

The exact timing of the test is dependent on whether a Raptor engine test goes as planned in the coming days. Dubbed Starship serial number 5 (SN5), SpaceX scientists are racing to complete the installation...