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LIVE COVERAGE: OSIRIS-REX DESCENDING TOWARD ASTEROID BENNU FOR SAMPLING RUN

Live coverage of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to collect a sample from asteroid Bennu and return it to Earth. Text updates will appear...

Red supergiant Betelgeuse not so bright, not so giant, not so far away

RED SUPERGIANT BETELGEUSE NOT SO BRIGHT, NOT SO GIANT, NOT SO FAR AWAY

The red supergiant Betelgeuse. Image: ALMA /E. O'Gorman/P. Kervella The red supergiant Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion may not...

 
 
 
Supermassive black hole ‘spaghettifies' doomed star in tidal disruption event

SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE ‘SPAGHETTIFIES' DOOMED STAR IN TIDAL DISRUPTION EVENT

An artist's impression of a star in the process of being sucked in toward a supermassive black hole, undergoing “spaghettification”...

Nobel Prize in physics honours black hole theory and observation

NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS HONOURS BLACK HOLE THEORY AND OBSERVATION

One half of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Sir Roger Penrose, left, for developing the theoretical underpinnings of...

 
 
 
Stunning new view of the Carina Nebula shows power of adaptive optics

STUNNING NEW VIEW OF THE CARINA NEBULA SHOWS POWER OF ADAPTIVE OPTICS

Both of these images show the Carina Nebula's western wall as imaged by the Gemini South telescope at Cerro Pachón, Chile. The same...

Thirty Hubble exposures blended to reveal stunning view of a face-on spiral

THIRTY HUBBLE EXPOSURES BLENDED TO REVEAL STUNNING VIEW OF A FACE-ON SPIRAL

Thirty exposures captured over nine hours by the Hubble Space Telescope provide a remarkably detailed look at NGC 5643, a face-on spiral...

 
 
 
Scientists precisely measure total amount of matter in the cosmos

SCIENTISTS PRECISELY MEASURE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MATTER IN THE COSMOS

The breakdown of dark energy and matter, both normal and dark, in the universe. Image: UCR/Mohamed Abdullah Scientists at the University...

Juno probe captures Jupiter's polar cyclones in all their psychedelic glory

JUNO PROBE CAPTURES JUPITER'S POLAR CYCLONES IN ALL THEIR PSYCHEDELIC GLORY

NASA's Juno spacecraft is the first to capture clear images of Jupiter's polar regions and in this extreme false-colour view, a striking...

 
 
 
Black hole's shadow is wobbling, providing insights into dynamics of accretion disc

BLACK HOLE'S SHADOW IS WOBBLING, PROVIDING INSIGHTS INTO DYNAMICS OF ACCRETION DISC

The Event Horizon Telescope project captured the first image of a supermassive black hole's shadow at the heart of the galaxy M87 last...

JOIN US FOR THE COSMIC CLOUDS 3-D BOOK LAUNCH

Join us at 8pm BST for the launch of Cosmic Cloud 3-D, hosted by London's Science Museum. Featuring a breath-taking lenticular 3-D...

 
 
 
Researchers find exoplanet with pi-like 3.14-day orbit

RESEARCHERS FIND EXOPLANET WITH PI-LIKE 3.14-DAY ORBIT

Astronomers find an exoplanet with a pi-like orbit. This whimsical view was provided by MIT. Image: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle,...

Giant Magellan Telescope wins grant to help develop advanced technologies

GIANT MAGELLAN TELESCOPE WINS GRANT TO HELP DEVELOP ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

An artist's rendering of the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile. Image: M3 Engineering The Giant Magellan Telescope has received a $17.5...

 
 
 
Hubble captures spectacular new view of Jupiter and Europa

HUBBLE CAPTURES SPECTACULAR NEW VIEW OF JUPITER AND EUROPA

On 25 August, the Hubble Space Telescope checked in on Jupiter, capturing another stunning view of the giant planet, the Great Red...

In a first, intact planet found in close orbit around white dwarf

IN A FIRST, INTACT PLANET FOUND IN CLOSE ORBIT AROUND WHITE DWARF

An artist's impression of a Jupiter-class planet in close orbit around a compact white dwarf. Image: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Astronomers...

 
 
 
Iconic Arecibo Observatory undergoing detailed structural inspections

ICONIC ARECIBO OBSERVATORY UNDERGOING DETAILED STRUCTURAL INSPECTIONS

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, as seen before a cable failure last month that damaged the facility's dish antenna. Image:...

A new angle on the Andromeda galaxy wins astrophotography prize

A NEW ANGLE ON THE ANDROMEDA GALAXY WINS ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE

French photographer Nicolas Lefaudeux has beaten thousands of amateur and professional photographers from around the globe to win the...

 
 
 

WATCH TODAY'S MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

The Royal Astronomical Society is hosting a news conference today to announce a groundbreaking astronomy result. Tune in here at 4pm...

Possible evidence found for life on Venus

POSSIBLE EVIDENCE FOUND FOR LIFE ON VENUS

An artist's impression of Venus, with an inset showing a representation of the phosphine molecules detected in the high cloud decks....

 
 
 
Japan's MMX Mars probe will carry 8K “Super Hi-Vision Camera”

JAPAN'S MMX MARS PROBE WILL CARRY 8K “SUPER HI-VISION CAMERA”

An artist's impression of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's planned Martian Moons eXploration spacecraft approaching Phobos,...

Previewing the Sun's fate: a white dwarf blazing in the colourful shroud of a planetary nebula

PREVIEWING THE SUN'S FATE: A WHITE DWARF BLAZING IN THE COLOURFUL SHROUD OF A PLANETARY NEBULA

A star balances the inward pull of the gravity generated by its mass with the outward pressure generated by fusion reactions in its...

 
 
 



How did my MP vote on Marcus Rashford's plea for free school meals

How did my MP vote on Marcus Rashford's plea for free school meals

In shameful scenes, Conservatives voted down a motion to feed more than 1.4 million children during school breaks until Easter next year Read more ...

Wilshere sends Arsenal a message about Ozil as he wades into argument

Wilshere sends Arsenal a message about Ozil as he wades into argument

Mesut Ozil hit out at the way in which he has been treated by the Gunners after learning he has not been named in the club's 25-man squad for the Premier League Read more ...

Arteta insists Ozil's omission from his Premier League and Europa squads was...

Arteta insists Ozil's omission from his Premier League and Europa squads was a 'football decision'

Mesut Ozil has been frozen out by Mikel Arteta, having not featured for Arsenal since their victory against West Ham in March, and he has yet to make any of this season's... Read more ...

Heroic Fabinho showing v Ajax shows there's life after Van Dijk for Liverpool

Heroic Fabinho showing v Ajax shows there's life after Van Dijk for Liverpool

The Brazilian slotted in at centre-back alongside Joe Gomez and put in a Man of the Match-worthy performance to help the Reds grind out a valuable 1-0 win Read more ...

Gogglebox faces Ofcom investigation after airing 'disturbing' turkey sex scenes

Gogglebox faces Ofcom investigation after airing 'disturbing' turkey sex scenes

The outrageous Gogglebox clip, which was originally aired on Autumn at Jimmy's Farm, detailed in graphic scenes exactly how artificial insemination is performed on the birds Read more ...

Man City player ratings as Ilkay Gundogan leads by example in win over Porto

Man City player ratings as Ilkay Gundogan leads by example in win over Porto

MAN CITY 3-1 PORTO: After falling behind, Pep Guardiola's men claimed victory in their Champions League opener thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan and substitute... Read more ...

Ajax vs Liverpool LIVE: Confirmed team news and Champions League score updates

Ajax vs Liverpool LIVE: Confirmed team news and Champions League score updates

Liverpool take on Ajax in the Champions League this evening and Express Sport brings you all the action as it happens. Read more ...

BBC's Martin Bashir ‘seriously ill with Covid-related symptoms'

BBC's Martin Bashir ‘seriously ill with Covid-related symptoms'

Martin Bashir seriously ill with Covid-related symptoms The acclaimed reporter Martin Bashir is said to be seriously ill with Covid-related symptoms. The news was confirmed in... Read more ...

What channel is Ajax v Liverpool on? Kick off time, live stream and latest...

What channel is Ajax v Liverpool on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news

This week's Champions League fixtures boast a glamour tie steeped in European pedigree as Ajax welcome Liverpool to the Netherlands. The Dutch side are in fine fettle at the... Read more ...

Short video streaming service Quibi shuts down after just SIX MONTHS

Short video streaming service Quibi shuts down after just SIX MONTHS

Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg told investors in a call on Wednesday that the entertainment startup that raised $1.75 billion in capital is shutting itself down, according to... Read more ...