Asteroid Bennu may have got its spinning-top shape from landslides

Asteroids that are shaped like spinning tops, such as Bennu and Ryugu, may have been slowed…

Update – NASA's CAPSTONE spacecraft is on its way to the moon

As part of its Artemis programme to return humans to the moon, NASA’s CAPSTONE spacecraft to…

Rogue planets with weird atmospheres and no star could host life

Worlds that hold onto their dense primordial atmospheres of hydrogen and helium may stay warm enough…

UK wants to send a spacecraft to grab two dead satellites from space

The UK is putting £5 million towards a mission to remove two dead satellites from space…

Light delayed by seven years as it is bent around a galaxy cluster

The light from a quasar was delayed by about 2458 days as the path it is…

Feryal Özel on what the first two pictures of black holes tell us

Astronomer Feryal Özel is one of the pioneers of black hole photography. With two pictures in…

The universe is surprisingly lopsided and we don't know why

Two analyses of a million galaxies show that their distribution may not be symmetrical, which may…

Ancient meteorite upends our ideas of how Mars formed

Meteorite analysis hints that early Mars got important volatile elements like hydrogen and oxygen from meteorite…

Enormous impact flash seen lighting up Jupiter’s atmosphere

Astronomers spotted a huge space rock slamming into Jupiter, creating a blast of light and energy…

How to catch a glimpse of a five-planet alignment this June

If you are up early this month, you might see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn…