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Planetary heist: how can planets get stolen by massive stars?

Research shows how Jupiter-sized planets can be stolen or captured by massive stars in what is colloquially described as a planetary heist.

The Phantom Galaxy: a Hubble and James Webb collaboration

A collaboration of the two greatest telescopes has resulted in this stunning image of the phantom galaxy Messier 74 located 32 million lightyears away.

Viewing the universe: The “incredible” auroras of Jupiter

It seems every week the magic of the James Webb telescope grips us all again, viewed in unprecedented detail the telescope has revealed the giant storms, moons, rings and auroras of Jupiter.

Exploring the Cartwheel Galaxy through James Webb

The James Webb Space Telescope is continuing to open our eyes to the wonders of our universe and the galaxies within it including what is known as the ‘Cartwheel Galaxy” 200-300 million years ago, ESO 350-40 or the Cartwheel galaxy experienced a head-on collision that sent a shock wave through...
an image of Jupiter from Space

Why doesn’t Jupiter have bigger rings?

Due to its size, Jupiter should theoretically have even more specular rings than Saturn however research has shown that its massive moons are preventing this.
Airplane under repair in the aerospace hangar in the background of the gate and bright sunlight

Low-carbon aerospace technology backed by £273 million government innovation fund

The UK government has backed an innovation fund for low-carbon aerospace technology to help job opportunities for the global green flight revolution.
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The unseen universe, a new era for astronomy through James Webb

NASA has revealed a selection of new images from the James Webb Space Telescope JWST – allowing us to gain a whole new vision of the universe.
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Viewing the universe anew: James Webb reveals its first infrared image

NASA has released the first official image from its current large-scale telescope project – the James Webb Space Telescope. Enabling America to "go places no one has ever gone before"

Understanding pulsars: exploring the first exoplanet detections

A survey of 800 pulsars by Jodrell Bank over the last 50 years has revealed less than 0.5% of all known pulsars could host Earth-mass planets.
distant galaxies

Understanding distant galaxies through “redshifts”

Distant galaxies are coming closer into view with the help of more advanced and powerful telescopes, but what do we understand about them?
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The billionaire space race will have harmful climate impacts

Through the expansion of space tourism, the growing commercial space race has raised concerns about climate impacts like ozone depletion.
COSPAR - Committee on Space Research

COSPAR – Committee on Space Research

The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) is working behind the scenes—and onstage—to safeguard scientific activities in and about space that benefit society today.
NLR - Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre

NLR – Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre

Royal NLR makes aerospace more sustainable, safer, more efficient and more effective with innovative solutions and practical advice.
rarest galaxies

Hubble Space Telescope expands the search of the universe’s rarest galaxies

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has released its largest near-infrared image ever taken enabling astronomers to map the origin of our universes rarest galaxies.

Breakthrough in the tracking and understanding of massive black holes

Searching in a dwarf galaxy, scientists have found a previously overlooked cache of massive black holes which may prove influential for future space research.
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Low-cost high-productivity space science from Japan

NAOJ Director General Saku Tsuneta provides an overview of Japan’s involvement in space science.
satellite galaxy, james webb space telescope

James Webb Space Telescope takes photo of satellite galaxy

The James Webb Space Telescope, now fully calibrated, has taken an image of a neighbouring satellite galaxy.
future space missions, lunar soil

Study finds moon could create fuel for future space missions

Soil on the moon could soon create oxygen and fuel for future space missions - making those exploratory trips potentially longer.
what is astrophysics

What is Astrophysics?

Daniele Malafarina, Associate Professor from Nazarbayev University, School of Sciences and Humanities, unpacks astrophysics for us.
gravitational lensing, imaging techniques, imaging

Gravitational lensing: Warping space-time to view exoplanets

Conceptual imaging techniques, like gravitational lensing, can show exoplanets in 1,000 times more detail than the strongest technology available.

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