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Ryugu Asteroid Has Building Blocks of Life

- 23 March 2023

Ryugu Asteroid Has Building Blocks of Life

After Hayabusa2’s exciting rendezvous with the asteroid 162173 Ryugu, scientists have found organic molecules essential for life in samples returned to Earth. Could life have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the far reaches of our galaxy? In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know.

NASA Telescope Spots Rare Pre-Supernova Moment

- 21 March 2023

Since the James Webb Space Telescope came online in July 2022, we’ve enjoyed some of the most stunning and enlightening astronomy images ever seen. But now NASA has shared details of a new first for the telescope – a massive star ejecting cosmic dust as it’s about to go supernova.

Why Is Pluto Not a Planet?

- 1 March 2023

Why Is Pluto Not a Planet?

For over 70 years, Pluto was proudly part of the Solar System Planet Club until the International Astronomical Union revoked its membership in 2006. But what changed for Pluto to lose its planetary status? In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know.

12 New Jupiter Moons Discovered

- 21 February 2023

12 New Jupiter Moons Discovered

Jupiter has long held the title of the largest planet in our Solar System. But after the confirmation of 12 additional moons orbiting the mammoth planet, it can now also claim to have more moons than any other planet in our system. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Jovian system’s newest additions.

What Is a Wormhole?

- 21 February 2023

What is a wormhole?

A favourite plot device of any science fiction writer, wormholes and their potential to allow travel over vast distances have inspired our imaginations just as much as they have inspired cinema. But what is a wormhole? In this article, we’ll look at the theories and facts and discuss whether these incredible intergalactic highways could be real.

What Is the Kuiper Belt?

- 2 February 2023

When you think of the Solar System, your first thought probably goes to either the Sun or one of its orbiting planets. But beyond the path of Neptune lies a frontier of which we are only just beginning to scratch the surface. In this article, we’ll delve into the icy world of the Kuiper Belt.

Did Ancient Astronauts Visit the Dogon People?

- 1 February 2023

Did ancient astronauts visit the Dogon people?

Many civilisations throughout history have had insightful knowledge of the world around them, even extending to the stars. But sometimes, a particular culture knows more than seems likely, leading you to wonder – how did they know that? In this article, we’ll look at the story of Mali’s Dogon people and their unlikely knowledge of the stars.

NASA To Test Mars Mission Nuclear Engine

- 25 January 2023

NASA To Test Nuclear Engine for Mars Missions

As we venture further into space, new and improved technology is required to bring previously unattainable destinations into reach. In an exciting development, NASA has this week announced plans to develop a new nuclear thermal rocket engine to help take humans to Mars for the first time.