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Massive exoplanet in hellish 18-hour orbit faces tidal destruction

MASSIVE EXOPLANET IN HELLISH 18-HOUR ORBIT FACES TIDAL DESTRUCTION

An artist's impression of a “hot Jupiter” in a close orbit around its star. Image: University of Warwick/Mark Garlick Astronomers have...

Hubble sheds light on the Sombrero galaxy's surprising past

HUBBLE SHEDS LIGHT ON THE SOMBRERO GALAXY'S SURPRISING PAST

The iconic Sombrero galaxy features a vast extended halo, part of which was studied in detail by the Hubble Space Telescope. Zooming...

 
 
 
InSight lander will try robotic elbow grease to help stalled heat probe

INSIGHT LANDER WILL TRY ROBOTIC ELBOW GREASE TO HELP STALLED HEAT PROBE

A camera on the InSight lander shows the “mole” instrument trying to hammer its way below the surface of Mars with help from the spacecraft's...

Radio telescopes team up to unveil hundreds of protostars in Orion

RADIO TELESCOPES TEAM UP TO UNVEIL HUNDREDS OF PROTOSTARS IN ORION

The ALMA and VLA radio telescope teamed up to observe more than 300 infant suns and their protoplanetary disks in the vast Orion Molecular...

 
 
 
Heather Couper, 1949-2020

HEATHER COUPER, 1949-2020

Heather Couper, one of the UK's most prolific astronomy broadcasters and writers, who inspired many to take up stargazing, has died...

Supernova remnant dazzles in Large Magellanic Cloud

SUPERNOVA REMNANT DAZZLES IN LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD

Thousands of years ago, a flash of light reached Earth, a beacon heralding the death throes of a massive star. Located in the Large...

 
 
 
Tell-tale signatures of aurorae new tool in hunt for exoplanets

TELL-TALE SIGNATURES OF AURORAE NEW TOOL IN HUNT FOR EXOPLANETS

An artist's visualization of a red dwarf star's magnetic field interacting with an exoplanet's atmosphere to produce a detectable aurora....

See the crescent Moon meet Venus at dusk, 26-28 February

SEE THE CRESCENT MOON MEET VENUS AT DUSK, 26-28 FEBRUARY

For three evenings from 26-28 February 2020, observers in Western Europe including the British Isles can watch the waxing crescent...

 
 
 
ESO's Very Large Telescope shows dramatic dimming of Betelgeuse

ESO'S VERY LARGE TELESCOPE SHOWS DRAMATIC DIMMING OF BETELGEUSE

Betelgeuse, as imaged by ESO's Very Large Telescope and SPHERE instrument last December, providing clear evidence the famiiar star...

Mars 2020 rover moved to Cape Canaveral for July launch preparations

MARS 2020 ROVER MOVED TO CAPE CANAVERAL FOR JULY LAUNCH PREPARATIONS

An artist's impression of the Mars 2020 rover, using a drill on the end of its robot arm to collect sub-surface rock and soil samples....

 
 
 
NASA evaluates four ‘concept studies' for possible planetary missions

NASA EVALUATES FOUR ‘CONCEPT STUDIES' FOR POSSIBLE PLANETARY MISSIONS

A notional view of the solar system. Image: NASA NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies...

Hubble captures captivating view of spiral galaxy's picturesque ‘open arms'

HUBBLE CAPTURES CAPTIVATING VIEW OF SPIRAL GALAXY'S PICTURESQUE ‘OPEN ARMS'

Spiral galaxies make up about 70 percent of all observed galaxies, some with large central bulges and tightly wound spiral arms like...

 
 
 
IAU offers provisional details of threat due to satellite constellations

IAU OFFERS PROVISIONAL DETAILS OF THREAT DUE TO SATELLITE CONSTELLATIONS

Reflected light from about 19 Starlink internet satellites forms streaks in an image captured by the Blanco 4-metre telescope at the...

Solar Orbiter launched, promises first looks at sun's hidden poles

SOLAR ORBITER LAUNCHED, PROMISES FIRST LOOKS AT SUN'S HIDDEN POLES

An artist's impression of the Solar Orbiter making a close pass by the Sun, using a thick heat shield to protect sensitive instruments...

 
 
 
Revisiting a tortured moon where cliffs tower miles above a bizarre surface

REVISITING A TORTURED MOON WHERE CLIFFS TOWER MILES ABOVE A BIZARRE SURFACE

On 4 January 1986, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft snapped spectacular pictures of Uranus' moon Miranda, one of the strangest bodies in...

White dwarf in pulsar binary “drags” space as Einstein predicted

WHITE DWARF IN PULSAR BINARY “DRAGS” SPACE AS EINSTEIN PREDICTED

A notional view showing how the gravity of a rapidly spinning white dwarf, discovered by a radio telescope in Australia, drags spacetime...

 
 
 
Transition from red giant to white dwarf interrupted in unusual binary system

TRANSITION FROM RED GIANT TO WHITE DWARF INTERRUPTED IN UNUSUAL BINARY SYSTEM

Using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array, astronomers have found a binary star system in which the larger star's transition...

Let Venus be your guide to Mercury at its best at dusk in February

LET VENUS BE YOUR GUIDE TO MERCURY AT ITS BEST AT DUSK IN FEBRUARY

This looping animation depicts a simulation of a 60-degree-wide view centred on the west-southwest for an observer in the British Isles...

 
 
 
NASA pulls the plug on Spitzer, ending trail-blazing mission

NASA PULLS THE PLUG ON SPITZER, ENDING TRAIL-BLAZING MISSION

An artist's impression of the Spitzer Space Telescope departing Earth. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech The Spitzer Space Telescope, one of...

Watch asteroid (4) Vesta hide a naked-eye star in Aries on 11 February

WATCH ASTEROID (4) VESTA HIDE A NAKED-EYE STAR IN ARIES ON 11 FEBRUARY

Second-largest asteroid (4) Vesta currently shines at around magnitude +8, a comfortable binocular object as it traverses southeastern...

 
 
 



“Big relief”, “12 points from heaven” - Liverpool fans react to 3-2 win over...

“Big relief”, “12 points from heaven” - Liverpool fans react to 3-2 win over West Ham

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Templegate's racing tips: Catterick and Lingfield - Betting preview for Tuesday

Templegate's racing tips: Catterick and Lingfield - Betting preview for Tuesday

BEAR with me at Lingfield. COME ON BEAR is gunning for a hat-trick after game wins at Wolverhampton and Chelmsford under today's capable claimer George Rooke. This trip is... Read more ...

Annabella Sciorra reveals testifying against Harvey Weinstein was 'painful...

Annabella Sciorra reveals testifying against Harvey Weinstein was 'painful but necessary'

Annabella Sciorra said that testifying against Harvey Weinstein was 'painful but necessary' in a statement after he was found not guilty of sexual assault charges regarding her... Read more ...

Love Island's Paige Turley 'snubs ex Lewis Capaldi and won't share £25k...

Love Island's Paige Turley 'snubs ex Lewis Capaldi and won't share £25k winnings'

Paige Turley has told ex Lewis Capaldi that he can forget a share of her Love Island winnings as she hits back at claims that their previous relationship had helped her Read more ...

Pakistan Super League on TV: How to watch PSL live, full fixture list

Pakistan Super League on TV: How to watch PSL live, full fixture list

England stars Jason Roy, Moeen Ali and Jason Plunkett are among those heading east for the Pakistan Super League this month. The increasingly lucrative T20 tournament has drawn... Read more ...

Leicester 2019/20 fixtures: Next match, TV schedule, kits, transfer news...

Leicester 2019/20 fixtures: Next match, TV schedule, kits, transfer news, stadium

Leicester City started the season as dark horse title contenders once again but now face an almighty battle to close the gap on Liverpool. Premier League 2019/20 fixtures: Full... Read more ...

Married At First Sight's lesbian bride Tash Herz posts tribute to girlfriend...

Married At First Sight's lesbian bride Tash Herz posts tribute to girlfriend Madison Hewitt

Married At First Sight's lesbian bride Tash Herz struggled to find a connection with 'wife' Amanda Micallef on the show. Read more ...

'He was my everything': Vanessa Bryant said she and Kobe had 'hoped to grow...

'He was my everything': Vanessa Bryant said she and Kobe had 'hoped to grow old together' in a tearful eulogy to her late husband

Speaking at a public memorial at Staples Center on Monday, a grieving Vanessa Bryant gave thousands of people glimpses of Kobe Bryant when he wasn't on the basketball... Read more ...

Met Police crisis: 'Underfunded and unworkable' - Outraged officers condemn...

Met Police crisis: 'Underfunded and unworkable' - Outraged officers condemn Sussexes

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry's security plans have been branded 'unworkable' with experts fearing the couple's jet-set lifestyle could leave the police unable to cope. Read more ...

Christina Aguilera sings Ave Maria at Kobe and Gigi Bryant's celebration of...

Christina Aguilera sings Ave Maria at Kobe and Gigi Bryant's celebration of life memorial

Christina Aguilera was the last performer at the celebration of life ceremony for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. The performer sung a very heartfelt version of Ave Marie. Read more ...