Astronomers have uncovered the true twisted nature of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Until now, the galaxy was generally thought to be a flat spiral consisting of an estimated 250 billion stars. The sun and its planets, including the Earth, occupy an insignificant spot in one of the minor spiral arms. But a new study

Two distant planets collided head-on to create an iron-rich world with nearly 10 times the mass of Earth, astronomers believe. The cosmic crash is the first interplanetary impact to be detected outside the solar system. A similar collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object led to the formation of the moon 4.5 billion years ago,

Elon Musk has lifted the veil on his ‘radically redesigned’ Raptor engine, which will one day power the Super Heavy rocket and Starship on missions to the moon and beyond. The SpaceX CEO shared footage on Twitter from the first test firing of the Raptor rocket engine this weekend and provided an update the capabilities that will help

LONDON, Feb 3: The Hubble Space Telescope has made an unexpected discovery of a dwarf galaxy in our cosmic backyard, located just 30 million light-years away, scientists say. Researchers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study white dwarf stars within the globular cluster NGC 6752. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), the aim

‘Oumuamua’ which was first spotted in 2017 has been the subject of much speculation. One major theory backed up by Harvard researchers even claims that it is an alien spaceship. Have aliens finally found us? Harvard’s top researcher seems to believe so. In a paper published in November last year by researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center

If the early dinosaurs had star parties, they probably weren’t impressed by Saturn. Based on data from the Cassini spacecraft’s last hurrah, planetary scientists strongly suspect that the iconic hula-hoop of icy particles encircling Saturn is a relatively new addition. Astronomers have made this suggestion before, but with various hesitations. What they really needed was

Plans for a European base on the moon have taken a major step forward. The European Space Agency revealed it has signed up rocket maker ArianeGroup to develop plans for a moon base that could be used to mine material from the lunar surface. The project will ‘examine the possibility of going to the Moon before

Some scientists believe that a huge planet which has never been seen by astronomers could be lurking, almost invisibly, at the dark edges of our solar system. But the idea of ‘Planet Nine’ might be wrong – and instead, there might be another mysterious object out there – a spinning disc of icy bodies, 10 times

Blue Origin, the rocket company headed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is poised to launch the 10th test flight of its unmanned New Shepard rocket on Wednesday as it competes with Virgin Galactic to become the first to carry tourists on brief visits to space. The liftoff is scheduled for 8:50am Central time (1450 GMT)

Russia’s space programme is contemplating building a web of interconnected remote-controlled satellites to monitor activity on the Earth in real time. Dubbed Sovereign’s Eye – ‘Gosudarevo Oko’ – it would be used in agriculture and by the emergency services, Roscosmos’s chief has claimed.    Sovereign’s Eye will also help improve educational and IT infrastructure, as well as