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The Goldilocks Zone: Hospitable planets may be more common than we think
In a groundbreaking analysis utilizing the latest telescope observations, astronomers from the University of Florida have revealed that one-third of all common planets in our galaxy may be classed as 'hospitable planets'.
First ever Saudi-Arabian woman ventures into space with AX-2 mission
The Saudi Space Commission embarked on the AX-2 mission on Sunday, which saw the first Arab female astronaut, Rayyanah Barnawi, go to space.
‘Space City’: The industry-academic collaboration for space observation
Leicester has developed a ‘space city’ cluster for the UK space sector collaborating on space observation and research.
Largest cosmic explosion recorded was ten times brighter than any supernova
Three times brighter than the brightest tidal disruption event, the AT2021lwx was the largest known cosmic explosion recorded by the University of Southampton.
Can seismic waves tell us about the formation of terrestrial planets?
How does Earth differ from Mars? Researchers observe seismic waves travelling through Mars to understand its formation – and why it sustains life differently.
Galaxies that shouldn’t exist? JWST confounds scientists yet again
New information provided by the James Webb Space Telescope indicates six galaxies that shouldn’t exist - the telescope has revealed these earliest and largest galaxies on NASA’s radar might be even bigger and more mature than previously thought possible.
JWST: Tiny distant galaxy gives clues to Big Bang’s history
JWST researchers have been able to locate a tiny distant galaxy which originated around 500 million years after the Big Bang – in the universe’s youth.
Ariel Data Challenge 2023: AI and exoplanets
Artificial Intelligence experts have been invited to embark on the Ariel Data Challenge 2023 and look for exoplanets.
Spain joins the Square Kilometre Array Observatory
Now that Spain has joined the Square Kilometre Array Observatory, researchers in Spain will have access to the initiative's data.
High-quality membrane mirrors and the power of large space telescopes
Research has revealed a new way of producing and shaping large high-quality mirrors for space telescopes allowing for them to be rolled up and stored compactly inside during launch.
James Webb Space Telescope detects dust storm on exoplanet VHS 1256b
For the first time, a raging dust storm has been observed by the James Webb Space Telescope on the exoplanet known as VHS 1256b, which is outside our Solar System.
How does space travel affect the human brain?
The sensation of ‘weightlessness’ during space travel has long-term effects on the brain, where the brain's rules about gravity are no longer applicable.
Could 4 billion-year-old moon dust lower Earth’s rising temperatures?
Moon dust could be an option to block the sun’s radiation and slow global warming – researchers are looking to intercept a fraction of sunlight before it reaches Earth.
Visualising a black hole collision: “one of the most violent events you can imagine”
A simulation developed in a video depicts how a black hole collision would send gravitational waves through the cosmos.
Using Hubble to see the Tarantula Nebula in new detail
Combining data on the Tarantula Nebular from two different observing proposals, a team from Hubble has revealed how interstellar dust interacts with starlight in a variety of environments.
‘Green comet’ to pass close to Earth for the first time in 50,000 years
Already flying above Kent, the UK can witness a “once in a lifetime” green comet on February 1st 2023, last seen in the Stone Age.
What does the modern ‘space race’ need to thrive in 2023?
2023 is looking to be a year of further growth in the space business, but what do countries need to prepare for to succeed in the modern space race?
JWST: Capturing the secrets of space ice chemistry on video
Different particles of space ice have been discovered by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in a molecular cloud’s darkest and coldest regions.
The Ryugu asteroid holds a key to understanding solar system formation
Samples from the 162173 Ryugu asteroid collected by Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft could help us understand the chemical composition of the solar system.
Meteorite hunting: Antarctica reveals five new treasures
According to researchers, Antarctica, although a tough place to work, is one of the best places on the globe to hunt for meteorites.