Science

Black holes are regions of spacetime that form when massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycles and can continue to grow by absorbing stars and merging with other black holes. This interaction...

The park is home to the daunting Yellowstone volcano – a supervolcano that gets its name due to its capability to cause untold devastation in the event of an eruption. Located below the states of...

The model describes how the universe expanded from an initial state of extremely high density and high temperature. Detailed measurements of the expansion rate of the universe place the event at around...

Researchers had tagged the healthy nine-foot great white to track its movements as part of a study but were shocked when the “black box” washed up on a beach in Australia four months later....

The Perseid meteor shower is often considered the best shower of the year, due to its bountiful peak and frequent fireballs. Under perfect conditions, the shower’s peak has been known to produce...

The NASA image features the spiral galaxy NGC 4907, which sits in the constellation Coma Berenices. Spiral galaxies are the most common type of galaxy in the Universe and are known for their beautiful...

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...

The UK is sweltering on what the Met Office has described as the hottest day of August this year. The weather forecaster has warned people not to be caught out by the record-breaking temperatures, with...

The surface of Mars may be too inhospitable for colonisers, with frequent sandstorms and no protection from space radiation. Scientists are, therefore, interested in the possibility of subterranean life,...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX firm expanded its constellation of Starlink satellites by 57 new members today (August 7). Alongside the Starlink payload, SpaceX launched two Earth-observation satellites for...

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has been observing the atmosphere of Mars and were stunned to find that parts of it pulse throughout the night. The flashes of light can only be seen with ultraviolet technology,...

The space agency is making the finishing touches on its ultimate goal, which will see the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touchdown on asteroid Bennu, where it will grab some samples and return them to Earth. On...

Coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 46,000 Brits and infected at least a further 308,000. The country is still in the midst of the epidemic, but Britons can’t resist getting out and enjoying...

Asteroids are the small rocky bodies in the inner Solar System orbiting the Sun and their collisions – known as impact events – have played a significant role in shaping many planets. NASA...

Elon Musk’s internet service has taken another great stride after 57 more Starlink satellites were launched today. Mr Musk has said that Starlink needs to have about 800 satellites in orbit before...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has sent a further 57 Starlink satellites into Earth’s orbit as the company ups the ante in its bid to provide internet services to every corner of the globe. There are now...