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Earth’s closest black hole actually “vampire” two-star system
It has been scientifically accepted that Earth's closest black hole is about 1,000 light-years away - but now, research suggests that black hole doesn't exist.
4.4 million galaxies revealed by new space map
A map of space has revealed an astonishingly detailed radio image of more than 4.4 million objects and a very dynamic picture of our Universe.
Scientists find new type of star covered with carbon and oxygen
A group of astronomers from the University of La Plata and Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics found a new type of star - covered in the by-product of helium burning.
Scientists find potential “habitable zone” near dead star
An international team has found what could be a planet with one billion years of "habitable zone" time left.
Astronomers find “peculiar object” just 4,000 lightyears away
Australian scientists discover a "peculiar object" emitting a giant burst of energy three times an hour, relatively close to Earth.
Looking through time with the James Webb Space telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at its new home and is preparing to calibrate its mirrors and start collecting data on the universe
New ‘artificial moon’ built to aid China’s space exploration
Chinese scientists have manufactured an ‘artificial moon’ research facility enabling them replicate low gravity environments
Exploring the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy
Study finds that Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy flares irregularly from day to day but also in the long term
James Webb Telescope successfully unfolds mirror in space
NASA have successfully unfolded the 21-foot gold-coated primary mirror of the James Webb telescope, which is the largest telescope to be launched into space.
Sounds of the Universe: Inclusive experience for visually impaired astronomers
New project to allow blind or partially sighted individuals to ‘hear’ the universe is providing a more inclusive side to astronomy This research is offering a way for visually impaired children in particular to get to touch with astronomy and maybe spark a lifetime interest in the topic. What is the...
ESO finds black hole in star cluster outside Milky Way
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) have found a black hole outside the Milky Way, roughly 160,000 light-years away from Earth.
The unseen story behind ALMA’s Invisible Universe
NAOJ Director General Saku Tsuneta shows us the unseen side of ALMA, the world’s largest radio telescope array.
Study examines “deeper, hidden layers” on Jupiter
A University of Leicester study looks at the mystery of "deeper, hidden layers" beneath Jupiter, using new data from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
Scientists witness white dwarf “switching on and off” for first time
For the first time, scientists have been able to witness a white dwarf "switching on and off" via a NASA satellite.
The possibilities of sustainable space exploration
Open Access Government reflects on the meaning of sustainable space exploration, with a specific telescope in mind.
How can the NSF contribute to a global understanding of astronomy?
Open Access Government zeroes in on some of the most powerful telescopes in the world – specifically the promise of new discoveries in the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) Vera Rubin Observatory.
Scientists say warming oceans make Earth less bright in space
According to the data, the Earth is getting dimmer and dimmer as warming oceans block light from being reflected off-planet - trapping even more energy in our atmosphere.
Lowering environmental impact: Combining SESAR solutions in an operational environment
Wilfred Rouwhorst, Project Coordinator of PJ.37 ITARO, discusses the importance of boosting SESAR Solutions toward pre-deployment whilst minimising the environmental impact.
Viewing the Universe in infrared light
Giovanni G. Fazio, Senior Physicist, Center for Astrophysics, tells us all about The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Scientists invent sustainable concrete made from astronaut blood
Scientists at The University of Manchester have figured out how to make sustainable concrete - with a mixture of astronaut blood and space dust.