Stars sped up by black holes may outshine supernovae when they collide

Some stars orbiting supermassive black holes are expected to move close to the speed of light,…

Who counts as an astronaut? Not Jeff Bezos, say new US rules

The US Federal Aviation Administration has updated its rules on who counts as a commercial astronaut,…

Astronomers may have spotted a distant alien moon being born

Astronomers have spotted a disc of debris around a distant planet called PDS 70 c, and…

World’s first commercial deep-space communications antenna opens in UK

The world’s first commercial deep-space communications antenna – at the Goonhilly Earth Station in the UK…

How is gold made? The mysterious cosmic origins of heavy elements

We have long struggled to figure out where heavy elements like gold come from. Now we…

The eternal debate about the eternal inflation of the universe

The idea that the universe is continually inflating isn’t confirmed – but there are still some…

Russia is launching a new module for the International Space Station

Russia’s Nauka science module is blasting off to the International Space Station after more than a…

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has ridden his own rocket to space

Jeff Bezos, world’s wealthiest man and founder of the space company Blue Origin, has ridden his…

Blue Origin boss Jeff Bezos set for launch on his New Shepard craft

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will attempt to make history tomorrow when his space company Blue Origin…

Cosmic calculation may settle debate about the rate the universe grows

The different methods we use to measure the rate of expansion of the universe have been…