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A naked-eye comet in the pre-dawn sky

A NAKED-EYE COMET IN THE PRE-DAWN SKY

Comet 2020 F3 is looking great in the pre-dawn sky at the moment, shining at around magnitude +1 and sporting nice tail of around a...

Quantum jolts measured at macro scales in gravity wave detector

QUANTUM JOLTS MEASURED AT MACRO SCALES IN GRAVITY WAVE DETECTOR

An optics technician inspects one of the mirrors in the LIGO gravity wave detector. Image: Matt Heintze/Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab A device...

 
 
 
Curiosity kicks off summer road trip up Mount Sharp

CURIOSITY KICKS OFF SUMMER ROAD TRIP UP MOUNT SHARP

The Curiosity Mars rover captured this view of its surroundings on the slopes of Mount Sharp on 9 April. The composite image, made...

Now you see it, now you don't; a massive star disappears

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T; A MASSIVE STAR DISAPPEARS

An artist's impression of a luminous blue variable in a remote dwarf galaxy before its recently discovered disappearance. Image: ESO/L....

 
 
 
Most massive black hole yet discovered redefines ‘gargantuan'

MOST MASSIVE BLACK HOLE YET DISCOVERED REDEFINES ‘GARGANTUAN'

An artist's impression of a supermassive black hole surrounded by a vast disc of gas and dust. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech Astronomers...

LAUNCH OF NASA'S NEXT MARS ROVER DELAYED TO 30 JULY

Trouble with ground equipment and then an issue with a sensor in an Atlas 5 rocket have delayed launch of NASA's $2.4 billion Perseverance...

 
 
 
Giant star spots, not dust, likely culprit in dimming of Betelgeuse

GIANT STAR SPOTS, NOT DUST, LIKELY CULPRIT IN DIMMING OF BETELGEUSE

An artist's impression of huge star spots on the surface of Betelgeuse, areas of lower temperature that researchers say likely are...

A vast stellar nursery, a familiar target for amateurs, reveals its brilliant majesty

A VAST STELLAR NURSERY, A FAMILIAR TARGET FOR AMATEURS, REVEALS ITS BRILLIANT MAJESTY

The Swan Nebula, also known as M17 and the Omega Nebula, is a familiar target for amateur astronomers, easily visible in binoculars...

 
 
 
Gravity waves herald merger of black hole and enigmatic companion

GRAVITY WAVES HERALD MERGER OF BLACK HOLE AND ENIGMATIC COMPANION

An artist's impression of the end result of a merger between a 23-solar-mass black hole and a much less massive companion, possibly...

Scientists ponder inconclusive data from dark matter experiment

SCIENTISTS PONDER INCONCLUSIVE DATA FROM DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT

The XENON. dark matter detectors are checked out during assembly. Image: XENON Collaboration On 17 June, scientists reviewing data...

 
 
 
Hubble camera captures stunning new views of stars gone ‘haywire'

HUBBLE CAMERA CAPTURES STUNNING NEW VIEWS OF STARS GONE ‘HAYWIRE'

The Hubble Space Telescope recently aimed its Wide Field Camera 3 at two well-known planetary nebulae, observing in near-ultraviolet,...

Dramatic view of Venus about to be swallowed up by the Moon

DRAMATIC VIEW OF VENUS ABOUT TO BE SWALLOWED UP BY THE MOON

Venus was occulted by the Moon on June 19 in an event that was visible in broad daylight across the north-western half of Europe, including...

 
 
 
Expert astronomy: watch the Moon occult Venus

EXPERT ASTRONOMY: WATCH THE MOON OCCULT VENUS

The Moon occults Venus on the morning of Friday 19 June in an exciting and quite rare event, which can be observed across the whole...

Astronomers find baby pulsar - a rare magnetar - born just 240 years ago

ASTRONOMERS FIND BABY PULSAR - A RARE MAGNETAR - BORN JUST 240 YEARS AGO

An artist's impression of a neutron star wrapped in a powerful magnetic field - a magnetar. Image: ESA Astronomers have found what...

 
 
 
Hubble's ‘before' and more recent ‘after' image of M100

HUBBLE'S ‘BEFORE' AND MORE RECENT ‘AFTER' IMAGE OF M100

To demonstrate the successful repair of the Hubble Space Telescope's famously flawed optical system, astronomers showed dramatic before-and-after...

Curiosity Mars rover spots Earth and Venus in bright twilight sky

CURIOSITY MARS ROVER SPOTS EARTH AND VENUS IN BRIGHT TWILIGHT SKY

Earth and Venus captured in a composite image by the Curiosity Mars rover.

 
 
 
More evidence of trouble at the heart of the standard model

MORE EVIDENCE OF TROUBLE AT THE HEART OF THE STANDARD MODEL

An artist's impression of a vast disc of water orbiting a supermassive black hole in a remote galaxy. By measuring maser emissions...

New Horizons shows nearby stars from an unearthly perspective

NEW HORIZONS SHOWS NEARBY STARS FROM AN UNEARTHLY PERSPECTIVE

Two images of Proxima Centauri, one taken by NASA's New Horizons probe and the other by ground-based telescopes. The images show how...

 
 
 
Astronomers find possible near-Earth-like planet in archived Kepler data

ASTRONOMERS FIND POSSIBLE NEAR-EARTH-LIKE PLANET IN ARCHIVED KEPLER DATA

Most of the exoplanets found by the Kepler space telescope are Neptune-size worlds orbiting close to their host stars where temperatures...

Titan moving away from Saturn faster than expected

TITAN MOVING AWAY FROM SATURN FASTER THAN EXPECTED

Titan, Saturn's largest moon, passes in front of the ringed planet in this iconic photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. New research...

 
 
 



Eric Dier banned for FOUR matches and fined £40,000 after jumping into crowd...

Eric Dier banned for FOUR matches and fined £40,000 after jumping into crowd to confront fan

Tottenham midfielder Dier admitted his actions on March 4 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were 'improper' but denied that they were also 'threatening'. Read more ...

Jos Buttler happy England and West Indies could show solidarity by taking a knee

Jos Buttler happy England and West Indies could show solidarity by taking a knee

England vice-captain Jos Buttler hopes his side's decision to join their West Indian opponents in taking a knee sends a “very powerful message” about cricket's support for the... Read more ...

West Ham 0-1 Burnley: Jay Rodriguez header leaves David Moyes' men mired in...

West Ham 0-1 Burnley: Jay Rodriguez header leaves David Moyes' men mired in relegation battle

ADRIAN KAJUMBA AT LONDON STADIUM: Jay Rodriguez headed in the only goal as Burnley inflicted defeat on relegation-threatened West Ham United on Wednesday evening. Read more ...

UFC 251 fight card in FULL: Three HUGE title fights taking place on Fight...

UFC 251 fight card in FULL: Three HUGE title fights taking place on Fight Island including Masvidal vs Usman

UFC 251 takes place this weekend - with THREE title fights on the card. The big show takes place from UFC's brand new Fight Island in the UAE. Jorge Masvidal has taken the... Read more ...

Brighton vs Liverpool - Premier League: Live score, lineups and updates

Brighton vs Liverpool - Premier League: Live score, lineups and updates

Brighton face a tough test against newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool when the teams meet at the AMEX Stadium. Follow all the action from the 8.15pm kick-off here. Read more ...

Hollyoaks star Nikki Sanderson and Greg Whitehurst have SPLIT after five...

Hollyoaks star Nikki Sanderson and Greg Whitehurst have SPLIT after five years together

The Hollyoaks star, 36, broke the news to The Sun on Wednesday and said the pair have remained friends, though the publication claimed he has since joined dating app Bumble. Read more ...

Teenager stabbed to death in south London

Teenager stabbed to death in south London

The scene in Seely Drive, Dulwich A teenager has been stabbed to death in south London sparking a murder investigation, the Metropolitan Police said. Officers were called to... Read more ...

Celebrity Masterchef fans horrified as Baga Chipz admits to bizarre food habit

Celebrity Masterchef fans horrified as Baga Chipz admits to bizarre food habit

Fans were left baffled this evening as Drag Race star Baga let judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode in on her guilty food secret Read more ...

West Indies coach hails both sets of players 'statement' in taking a knee...

West Indies coach hails both sets of players 'statement' in taking a knee before first Test

Cricket's long-awaited return on Wednesday yielded centre stage to powerful messages from West Indies players past and present as the Black Lives Matter movement came to the... Read more ...

Hillingdon Hospital A&E Closes As 70 Staff Members Self-Isolate Following...

Hillingdon Hospital A&E Closes As 70 Staff Members Self-Isolate Following Covid-19 Outbreak

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. A London hospital has closed its doors to emergency admissions... Read more ...