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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...

Shotgun-like meteoroid impacts and thermal stress trigger asteroid ejections

SHOTGUN-LIKE METEOROID IMPACTS AND THERMAL STRESS TRIGGER ASTEROID EJECTIONS

Two images from the OSIRIS-REx probe's NavCam 1, with different exposure lengths and adjusted for contrast and brightness, are superimposed...

 
 
 
Survey finds no detectable alien radio signals across 10 million stars

SURVEY FINDS NO DETECTABLE ALIEN RADIO SIGNALS ACROSS 10 MILLION STARS

Dipole antennas making up the Murchison Widefield Array in Australia. Image: Dragonfly Media Astronomers using the Murchison Widefield...

A familiar face-on spiral hosts stars galore and a supermassive black hole

A FAMILIAR FACE-ON SPIRAL HOSTS STARS GALORE AND A SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE

The spiral galaxy M61, mistaken for a comet by Charles Messier in 1779, is an anchor tenant of the Virgo galaxy cluster, a beehive...

 
 
 
Chandra shows off multiwavelength “treasure chest of cosmic delights”

CHANDRA SHOWS OFF MULTIWAVELENGTH “TREASURE CHEST OF COSMIC DELIGHTS”

Chandra Archive Collection: A Montage of Light From Space . Image: NASA/CXC/SAO, NASA/STScI, NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC, ESO/NAOJ/NRAO, NRAO/AUI/NSF,...

Triple star system features mis-aligned planet-forming dust rings

TRIPLE STAR SYSTEM FEATURES MIS-ALIGNED PLANET-FORMING DUST RINGS

The ALMA radio telescope array captured this image of a protoplanetary disc around the star GW Orionis. Three dust rings are clearly...

 
 
 
Gravitational wave observatories detect biggest black hole merger yet

GRAVITATIONAL WAVE OBSERVATORIES DETECT BIGGEST BLACK HOLE MERGER YET

Artist's impression of black holes about to collide. Image: Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery . The...

Astronomers find dual quasars are exceedingly rare

ASTRONOMERS FIND DUAL QUASARS ARE EXCEEDINGLY RARE

The dual quasar known as SDSS J141637.44+003352.2, as imaged by the Subaru Telescope and Gemini North in Hawaii. The W.M. Keck Observatory...

 
 
 



Manchester City 2-5 Leicester: Jamie Vardy scores hat-trick as Foxes secure...

Manchester City 2-5 Leicester: Jamie Vardy scores hat-trick as Foxes secure impressive win

MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Only three hat-tricks have ever been scored against teams managed by Pep Guardiola - and Jamie Vardy now has two of them. Read more ...

Andy Murray falls at first French Open hurdle with bruising Stan Wawrinka defeat

Andy Murray falls at first French Open hurdle with bruising Stan Wawrinka defeat

Andy Murray was knocked out of the French Open first round by Stan Wawrinka. Read more ...

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock left in tears after 'overwhelming' audition

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock left in tears after 'overwhelming' audition

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock resonated with contestant Jordan, after being told she'd never make it in the music industry Read more ...

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara ‘welcome a baby boy named River' after...

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara ‘welcome a baby boy named River' after actor's late brother

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have become parents Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have reportedly welcomed a baby son named River, according to a close friend. The happy... Read more ...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang calls Houssem Aouar to Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang calls Houssem Aouar to Arsenal

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has this evening revealed his hope that the club eventually secure a deal for Lyon star Houssem Aouar. Arsenal's Aouar chase Recent... Read more ...

Chris Hughes throws support behind ex Jesy Nelson as he tunes into ‘sick...

Chris Hughes throws support behind ex Jesy Nelson as he tunes into ‘sick show' Little Mix: The Search

Chris Hughes throws support behind ex-girlfriend Jesy Nelson as he watches Little Mix: The Search Chris Hughes has proved there's no bad blood between him and his... Read more ...

Gwyneth Paltrow poses completely naked to celebrate her 48th birthday

Gwyneth Paltrow poses completely naked to celebrate her 48th birthday

Gwyneth Paltrow took the meaning of 'birthday suit' very literally as she stripped completely naked to celebrate her 48th birthday on Sunday Read more ...

Laurence Fox's new party to ‘fight culture wars' has already raised huge...

Laurence Fox's new party to ‘fight culture wars' has already raised huge £5m, actor claims

LAURENCE FOX'S new political party has already raised a huge £5million, the outspoken actor has claimed. Read more ...

500,000 sharks could be killed for use in coronavirus vaccine

500,000 sharks could be killed for use in coronavirus vaccine

Sharks are slaughtered for squalene, a natural oil made in their liver Half a million sharks could be slaughtered to obtain an ingredient used in coronavirus vaccines... Read more ...

Holly Willoughby is tricked into believing Piers Morgan is dead by cruel prank

Holly Willoughby is tricked into believing Piers Morgan is dead by cruel prank

This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby was tricked into believing that Piers Morgan was dead after cruel pranksters contact her. Read more ...