Working hypothesis: From space deliveries to dirty money

Sorting the week’s supernovae from the absolute zeros

Fast radio bursts: We’re finally decoding messages from deep space

Strange signals from space called fast radio bursts have confused astronomers for years. A new wave…

We’ve spotted a strange asteroid that’s spinning itself to pieces

There’s a new type of asteroid that has a tail like a comet because it’s spinning…

Surprisingly wet asteroid dust could spark a rethink of Earth’s water

Samples of space dust from the Hayabusa mission to the asteroid Itokawa are far less dry…

From the archives: How do you get astronauts back from space?

50 years ago, the Apollo missions were gearing up to put a human on the moon…

The race to build a space internet available to anyone, anywhere

Tech billionaires are building a wireless, orbiting internet accessible in even the deepest jungle. The first…

LIGO may have just spotted a black hole devouring a neutron star

In a cosmic clash of the titans, we may have just spotted a black hole eat…

Battle of the exomoon: Astronomers can’t agree on controversial find

What appeared to be the first moon ever discovered around a planet circling another star may…

First exomoon might not actually exist as astronomers reach stalemate

What appeared to be the first moon ever discovered around a planet circling another star may…

Wonky black hole spotted rapidly eating a doughnut made from a star

Black holes normally emit jets of material from their poles, but astronomers have spotted one with…