Save £50 on the Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130 telescope

This app-enabled telescope comes with the usual Celestron quality and is a handy £50 off on Wex Photo Video with a discount for US-based astronomers, too.

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In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team of researchers led by Monash University in Australia have verified the existence of a rare hexagonal structure of diamond called lonsdaleite, within ...

Launches: Last West Coast Delta IV launch September 24

Launches: Last West Coast Delta IV launch September 24 The final United Launch Alliance Delta IV heavy-lift vehicle lifting off from California will take flight at 2:53 p.m. PT (21:53 UTC) on September 24, 2022, from Vandenberg Space Force ...

NASA Artemis I Launch Might See Another Delay due to Weather Issues as a Tropical Storm is Forming

NASA Artemis I got another launch date for its most-awaited flight, which would take place by Tuesday next week, September 27, but there are speculations on yet another delay for the mission. It is because of weather issues that may ...

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Come 2026, Queens kids won’t have to travel far to visit a planetarium

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'Drag sail' to deorbit satellites receives $750K in seed funding

Commercial sales of the Spinnaker drag sail may start as soon as 2023.

NASA confident it will kill its DART spacecraft after asteroid collision

Usually associated with bad news, hearing the phrase “loss of signal” will be a reason to celebrate for the team behind NASA’s DART spacecraft scheduled to run smack into an asteroid on Monday. Most NASA spacecraft last years or ...

Dead stars in Milky Way's companion galaxy cause mysterious gamma-ray cocoon

The Fermi bubbles are massive structures extending from the Milky Way, reaching 50,000 light-years in length.

NASA's Artemis 1 moon launch scheduled for Sept. 27 despite gathering storm

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Avanti turns to regional operator partnerships to expand satellite coverage

TAMPA, Fla. — U.K.-based Avanti Communications is seeking more partnerships to grow its footprint after securing its first major deal to use another regional satellite operator’s capacity. Avanti announced a five-year partnership with Turkey’s Turksat Sept. 13 that pools ...

Do you want to join the challenge to explore the moon?

The Archytas Dome region of the lunar surface is the target area for the EXPLORE Lunar Data Challenges 2022. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University/EXPLORE/Jacobs University Lunar enthusiasts of all ages are challenged to help identify features on the moon that ...

Monday will be the closest Jupiter is to Earth in nearly six decades

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Stargazers across the globe will get a great view of Jupiter come Monday night, weather permitting. The solar system’s largest planet will be unusually close to the Earth on Monday, astronomers said. It marks the ...

Project counts down Ariel exoplanet targets

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NASA updates exploration objectives

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FCC denies SpaceX $900 million in Starlink funding

Starlink should have received nearly $900 million in grants, SpaceX charges, saying the funding ruling was 'grossly unfair.'

Surprising New Features of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Defy Current Understanding

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Scientists trace high-energy particles back to sun's plasma

The findings could help researchers predict dangerous space weather.

One ship in two centuries: the strange tale of the SS Warrimoo

The SS Warrimoo, plying the waters of the Pacific. (Credit: Confederation Marine Modellers / Public domain) “Be good and you will be lonesome,” Mark Twain wrote under a photograph of himself. The author sits on a folding chair, his ...

Webb Scans a Nearby Brown Dwarf and Finds it has Clouds Made of Sand

In its first few months of operation, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is already proving that it was well worth the wait! To date, it has provided astronomers with the most detailed and precise images of the cosmos, ...

Planetary-scale 'heat wave' discovered in Jupiter's atmosphere

Europlanet Media Centre A panning-view of Jupiter’s upper atmospheric temperatures, 1000 kilometers above the cloud tops. Jupiter is shown on top of a visible image for context. In this snapshot, the auroral region (near the northern pole, in yellow/white) ...

NASA says test good enough to try for Artemis launch next week

The Artemis I unmanned lunar rocket sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on August 25, 2022. Credit: NASA NASA announced Thursday that the cryogenic fueling test this week at Kennedy Space ...

There’s a Blob of Gas Orbiting Around the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

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Humans are not “tribal”

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Hilton partners with Voyager Space to design astronaut quarters for Starlab station

Hilton will partner with Voyager Space to design living quarters for astronauts on its Starlab commercial space station, the companies announced Tuesday. The hotel giant will work with the private space technology firm to develop communal areas, hospitality suites, ...

Calibrating the luminosity of nearby stars to refine calculations of universe age and expansion

Astronomers use the brightness of a type of exploding star known as a supernova type IA (seen here as bright blue dot to the left of a remote spiral galaxy) to determine the age and expansion rate of the ...

ESA selects Harmony as tenth Earth Explorer mission

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ULA’s Delta 4 prepares for final West Coast launch as Vandenberg officials seek new tenants

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How do DALL-E, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and other forms of generative AI work?

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Cyclones circling Jupiter's poles still baffling space scientists

Infrared image of the northern hemisphere of Jupiter as seen by JIRAM. Credit: Nature Astronomy (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41550-022-01774-0 A team of space scientists affiliated with multiple institutions in the U.S., working with a colleague from Italy and another from ...

Raise a bottle: Maison Mumm champagne to fly on Axiom Space missions

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China unveils research data from SDGSAT-1 satellite

Sketch map of the SDGSAT-1 satellite. /CMG China has started to provide free access to data globally from the Sustainable Development Science Satellite 1 (SDGSAT-1) for scientific research, according to the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable ...

Mysterious ripples in the Milky Way were caused by a passing dwarf galaxy

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Using data from the Gaia space telescope, a team led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden has shown that large parts of the Milky Way’s outer disk vibrate. The ripples are caused by a ...

Northrop Grumman Meets Rocket Motor Casting Milestone on Road to Sentinel's First Flight

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Can the James Webb Space Telescope really see the past?

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We’ve tested a number of star projectors but the National Geographic Astro Planetarium is the first one we’ve had our hands on which is true to the selected time and date. Prior to the review, we assumed it would be ...

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