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Ingenuity Mars ‘copter makes historic first flight on red planet

INGENUITY MARS ‘COPTER MAKES HISTORIC FIRST FLIGHT ON RED PLANET

A camera aboard the Ingenuity helicopter captures an image of the drone's shadow on the surface of Mars. The small rotorcraft climbed...

A multi-instrument view of M61, showcasing its luminous heart and winding arms

A MULTI-INSTRUMENT VIEW OF M61, SHOWCASING ITS LUMINOUS HEART AND WINDING ARMS

M61, one of the largest members of the Virgo cluster of galaxies, is well positioned for amateurs in the evening sky, a face-on spiral...

 
 
 
NASA delays Mars helicopter flight to troubleshoot test glitch

NASA DELAYS MARS HELICOPTER FLIGHT TO TROUBLESHOOT TEST GLITCH

The Mars Ingenuity helicopter, undergoing pre-flight tests after release from the Perseverance rover. Its initial test flight, originally...

Like a proud parent, Perseverance Mars rover snaps a selfie with Ingenuity drone

LIKE A PROUD PARENT, PERSEVERANCE MARS ROVER SNAPS A SELFIE WITH INGENUITY DRONE

Perseverance's Watson camera, mounted on the Mars rover's robot arm, snapped robot's first selfie on the red planet, showing the car-size...

 
 
 
Ingenuity drone prepped for release from Perseverance Mars rover

INGENUITY DRONE PREPPED FOR RELEASE FROM PERSEVERANCE MARS ROVER

Ingenuity, the $80 million drone carried to Mars attached to the Perseverance rover, is being prepared for release and a short drop...

RAS warns of growing light pollution as satellite fleets expand

RAS WARNS OF GROWING LIGHT POLLUTION AS SATELLITE FLEETS EXPAND

A time exposure captures trails left by Starlink internet relay satellites after their release into low-Earth orbit last year. Image:...

 
 
 
X-rays from Uranus caused by sunlight and, possibly, complex auroras

X-RAYS FROM URANUS CAUSED BY SUNLIGHT AND, POSSIBLY, COMPLEX AURORAS

Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have detected X-ray emissions from the ice giant Uranus for the first time in a...

Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov may be most pristine ever seen

INTERSTELLAR COMET 2I/BORISOV MAY BE MOST PRISTINE EVER SEEN

An artist's impression of comet 2I/Borisov. Image: ESO/M. Kormesser Comet 2I/Borisov, only the second body from interstellar space...

 
 
 
Polarised light shows magnetic field around M87's black hole

POLARISED LIGHT SHOWS MAGNETIC FIELD AROUND M87'S BLACK HOLE

The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has unveiled data allowing astronomers, for the first time, to measure the polarisation of...

THREE MORE SPACE VISTAS TURNED INTO SONIC TAPESTRIES

In the latest installment in NASA's data sonification series, observations by the Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have...

 
 
 
Using Hubble to monitor changing seasons on Saturn

USING HUBBLE TO MONITOR CHANGING SEASONS ON SATURN

Three images of Saturn, taken in 2018, 2019 and 2020, show the transition from summer to fall in the northern hemisphere. Image: NASA/ESA/STScI/A....

Perseverance Mars rover goes for a test drive amid detailed checkouts

PERSEVERANCE MARS ROVER GOES FOR A TEST DRIVE AMID DETAILED CHECKOUTS

Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are continuing to put the Perseverance Mars rover through its...

 
 
 
Gravitational waves shed light on maximum neutron star mass

GRAVITATIONAL WAVES SHED LIGHT ON MAXIMUM NEUTRON STAR MASS

A frame from a simulation shows two neutron stars in the process of merging. Studying gravitational waves generated in such mergers...

New nova in Cassiopeia brightens rapidly

NEW NOVA IN CASSIOPEIA BRIGHTENS RAPIDLY

Nova Cas 2021 imaged from Nayro Hokkaido, Japan, on 19 March shining at around magnitude +7.49. Image: Yasuo Sano. There's a ‘new star'...

 
 
 
Watch as the Moon muscles in on Mars' Taurus action

WATCH AS THE MOON MUSCLES IN ON MARS' TAURUS ACTION

A young crescent Moon lies just 2.7 degrees south of Mars on the evening of 19 March. The pair lie in Taurus, close to the bright star...

Now you see it, now you don't: what happened to Mars' water?

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T: WHAT HAPPENED TO MARS' WATER?

Once warmer and wetter with enough water to fill half the Atlantic Ocean, Mars is a frigid desert today. But new research indicates...

 
 
 
A “gem” of a young star cluster shines in Carina

A “GEM” OF A YOUNG STAR CLUSTER SHINES IN CARINA

The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile provides a gorgeous view of NGC 3293,...

Observe Comet 2020 R4 as it wings its way towards Earth

OBSERVE COMET 2020 R4 AS IT WINGS ITS WAY TOWARDS EARTH

Comet 2020 R4 remotely imaged from Australia on 9 March as 18:47 UT. The comet is located in north-western Capricornus; the brightest...

 
 
 
Hubble Space Telescope out of safe mode after software glitch

HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE OUT OF SAFE MODE AFTER SOFTWARE GLITCH

The Hubble Space Telescope, its aperture door open for business. One of two motors needed to drive the door closed when entering protective...

Solving a cosmic mystery

SOLVING A COSMIC MYSTERY

An infrared image of dust clouds in the Cocoon nebula captured by NASA's retired Spitzer Space Telescope. An overlay indicates rgions...

 
 
 



How To Watch RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under In The UK

How To Watch RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under In The UK

RuPaul's Drag Race fans gutted that the current US series is about to end have been thrown a lifeline, with a brand new international series starting in just a few weeks. The... Read more ...

Liverpool fans to keep flags and banners on The Kop after threatening to...

Liverpool fans to keep flags and banners on The Kop after threatening to remove them

In a crazy 48 hours, furious Liverpool fans had initially announced they would remove their flags and banners from the iconic Anfield stand in protest at the club signing up... Read more ...

Jamie Carragher's five demands to Liverpool and rivals after European Super...

Jamie Carragher's five demands to Liverpool and rivals after European Super League debacle

Liverpool and the five other Premier League teams will no longer feature in the European Super League. Read more ...

European Super League confirm idea is officially dead after English withdrawals

European Super League confirm idea is officially dead after English withdrawals

League vice-chairman Andrea Agnelli has said the idea is no longer viable after the six Premier League clubs pulled out of talks on Tuesday Read more ...

‘Furious' Klopp left ‘devastated' over ESL, with Liverpool future in serious...

‘Furious' Klopp left ‘devastated' over ESL, with Liverpool future in serious doubt

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's future is reportedly under serious threat after the fiasco over the failed European Super League. The Reds, along with five other Premier... Read more ...

Gemma Collins opens up on effects of ex James Argent's drug addiction...

Gemma Collins opens up on effects of ex James Argent's drug addiction: ‘It'll rip through your family'

Gemma Collins opened up about James Argent's past addiction issues Gemma Collins has opened up about ex James Argent's past drug addiction while giving advice to a follower... Read more ...

‘Justice has been done' Oliver Dowden reacts to Derek Chauvin verdict

‘Justice has been done' Oliver Dowden reacts to Derek Chauvin verdict

OLIVER DOWDEN, the Culture Secretary, expressed his relief on behalf of the UK at the guilty conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Read more ...

Tammy Abraham is 'worried, sad and angry' over his continued Chelsea...

Tammy Abraham is 'worried, sad and angry' over his continued Chelsea omission, admits Thomas Tuchel

Tammy Abraham has not featured for the Blues since their 1-1 draw at Southampton on February 20. As a result, Tuchel says he understands why he is feeling 'worried' and 'angry'. Read more ...

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier conspiracy theory debunked ahead of rematch

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier conspiracy theory debunked ahead of rematch

McGregor threatened to pull out of his third fight with Poirier following a row over a donation he had promised to his rival's charity Read more ...

Cult Beauty launch sun-care beauty box worth £135 but costs just £40

Cult Beauty launch sun-care beauty box worth £135 but costs just £40

Containing seven gorgeous products ranging from sunscreen to lip balm, deodorant and a cleanser - Cult Beauty's ‘The Sunshine Edit' is here to protect your skin this summer Read more ...