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15 stunning photos of the Milky Way galaxy that will make you feel small


SpaceX is following up its first astronaut mission by launching 3 batches of internet satellites within 18 days


Astronomers found the closest black hole to Earth — and there could be millions more like it



SpaceX asked a major European astronomy group for a meeting after it published a concerning paper about Starlink's effects on telescopes


Elon Musk now claims SpaceX's Starlink satellites will have 'zero' impact on astronomy, but research contradicts him


SpaceX is launching 'dark satellites' to stop its Starlink project from wreaking havoc with astronomical research. Astronomers are sceptical.



A second planet might orbit the closest star to the sun, and astronomers think it's a super-Earth


A rare chemical that helped DNA form may have come to Earth on comets from newborn stars, astronomers find


Young stars at the edge of the Milky Way appear to have come from 2 nearby galaxies. That means a galactic collision could happen sooner than predicted.


The Egyptian pyramids may align with an ancient north star. NASA scientists found that star undergoes never-before-seen eclipses.


An incredible animation by a planetary scientist shows how fast each planet spins by putting them in one giant globe


2020 will be a groundbreaking year in space. Here are the biggest upcoming rocket missions, meteor showers, eclipses, and more.



100 red objects in deep space vanished over the last 70 years. A group of scientists say giant alien-built structures could be to blame.


The Geminids meteor shower peaks this weekend, with hundreds of multicoloured shooting stars. Here's how to spot them.


The most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the 2010s include the first image of a black hole, an exoplanet with water, and a hidden continent


An experiment that solved a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein just got up to 50% more powerful by squeezing light



A stunning animation by a planetary scientist shows how huge our solar system is — and why that makes it so hard to depict


There is no permanent dark side of the moon, and this simple animation by a former NASA scientist explains why


SpaceX's Starlink satellites are already messing with astronomical research but there are thousands more planned


Scientists detected the brightest light in the universe for the first time, following a mysterious explosion in space