Space

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...

The annual meteor shower peaks towards the end of November but occasionally erupts with intense activity. This year, astronomers predict the Alpha Monocerotids might blow up into a so-called meteors storm...

The monstrous asteroid is trapped on an orbit that will bring it within a fraction of an “astronomical unit” from Earth. NASA’s trackers estimate the rock is hurtling towards our planet...

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”,...

Neptune is the loneliest planet in the solar system. The ice giant, orbiting the sun at a distance of 2.8 billion miles, is the only planet that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Along with Uranus, we have...

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...

New technologies are always playgrounds for pornography. Artificial Intelligence, robotics, deepfakes and virtual reality are all being exploited by makers of robotic content. But one disturbing new trend...

NASA’S Apollo 12 flew to the Moon five months after the incredible success of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969. On November 14, 1969, Apollo 12 blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida...

The Starship Mk1 “breathed” for the first time during tests at SpaceX’s facilities near the South Texas village of Boca Chica. The test saw SpaceX engineers test the venting system on...

An international team has suggested asteroids striking Earth may have sparked the growth of life after the so-called "essential building blocks of life" were found inside space rocks. Scientists...

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...

Galaxy clusters typically consist of thousands of galaxies held together by strong gravitational forces, with the most powerful black holes ever discovered lying at their centres. In the usual galaxy clusters...

The three asteroids are locked-in on “close approach” trajectories that will bring them incredibly close to Earth. NASA expects the first of the asteroid trio to arrive close to our planet...

The imposing Asteroid Apophis is the third biggest space rock currently tracked by NASA’s automated warning systems. NASA estimates Apophis measures around 1,214ft (370m) across, making it a potentially...

The possibility of an afterlife and life after death has fascinated humanity since the dawn of time. In more recent years, medical researchers have investigated the possibility of life carrying on after...

Scientists know there is an anomaly in the amount of matter and anti-matter in the universe, leaving experts baffled as to how it has lasted so long. They believe it should have destroyed itself instantly...