Magnificent Vesta

A new video from NASA shows Vesta’s true colours. Vesta, according to data gathered by the Dawn mission, used to be an ancient planet; had it formed nearer to the Sun, it might…

Space animates Hollywood

Turns out picking up a cup of coffee uses a lot of motions.

In times of Transit

We’re often told that an event or offer is a “˜once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity, something not  to be missed; and usually that’s just hyperbole. But on June 6 we’ll witness an astronomical event that is…

SKA: the winning sites and the science

Is there carbon on Mars?

New research proves that Mars can produce organic carbon.

Uncovering the secrets of the universe

One of the best observatories in the Southern Hemisphere works night and day to provide us with a better understanding of the universe — and now it could be host to the SKA,…

Nomads in the galaxy

There could be quadrillions of planets adrift in the Milky Way.

Polaris is still shining brightly, despite its mass loss

New research suggests that the North Star could disappear.

Supernova remnant

A 400-year-old supernova explosion creates a spectacular scene.

Black hole caught committing murder

  Most homicide cases involve finding the murderer, but this is the first time NASA have been able to identify a stellar homicide victim.

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