Arid meteor shower makes new appearance in southern hemisphere skies

A meteor shower called the Arids has appeared in southern hemisphere skies, as predicted by astronomers …

Weird shape-shifting clouds of dust seem to be orbiting a distant star

The light from a distant star appears to be orbited by something that is continually changing…

NASA’s Lucy mission is launching to study asteroids near Jupiter

A NASA spacecraft called Lucy is about to blast off to study the Trojan asteroids near…

How the Hubble Telescope opened a new window on the cosmos

The Hubble Space Telescope’s journey to the sky was a bumpy one, but it was well…

Venus’s surface may have never been cool enough for oceans or life

The surface of Venus may have remained extremely hot since its formation, meaning that water in…

Jupiter-like planet survived the death of its star without harm

Astronomers have spotted a Jupiter-like planet in its original orbit around a white dwarf for the…

Something strange is sending radio waves from the centre of the galaxy

A source of radio waves, nicknamed “Andy’s object”, coming from the direction of the centre of…

Rocks gathered by Chang'e 5 rover show magma once spewed from the moon

Lunar samples brought back to Earth by the Chang’e 5 spacecraft seem to be less than…

Ancient Mars lake had fast-moving floods that carried huge boulders

Mars used to have flowing water, which filled Jezero Crater with an enormous lake. Images of…

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has found two odd pairs of asteroids

The New Horizons spacecraft has found two pairs of unusually close asteroids in a region of…