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Webb telescope reveals unpredicted bounty of bright galaxies in early universe

2 hours 27 min ago
A color image of CEERS-93316, a galaxy discovered 35 billion light-years The James Webb Space Telescope captured this galaxy at a record distance.Sophie Jewell/Clara Pollock.

The last supermoon of the year rises Thursday: Watch it online for free

2 hours 42 min ago
The last supermoon of the year will rise on Thursday (Aug. 11), and you can watch it online in the early hours of Friday morning (Aug. 12) as it shines above Rome's historic skyline. Advertisement. Skip advert. Weather permitting, the Virtual Telescope ...

'STEVE' descends on North America after surprise solar storm

2 hours 59 min ago
The resulting clash of solar and terrestrial particles in Earth's atmosphere caused stunning auroras to appear at much lower latitudes than usual — and, in southern Canada, triggered a surprise cameo from the mysterious sky phenomenon known as STEVE.

Perseid meteor shower peaks this week, but don't expect much

3 hours 44 min ago
The peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower shares the sky with August's full moon this week, meaning it will be difficult to view the iconic shooting stars. The Perseid meteor shower (also known as the Perseids) is one of the strongest meteor showers ...

'Cosmic butterfly' wings shimmer in image of violently colliding galaxies

4 hours 24 min ago
Astronomers at the Gemini North telescope in Hawai'i have released a stunning image that shows two spiral galaxies in the process of colliding and merging. The clashing galaxies NGC 4568 and NGC 4567 — also known as the Butterfly galaxies due to the ...

Live coverage: Fifty-two more Starlink satellites set for launch today

4 hours 46 min ago
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starlink 4-26 mission will launch SpaceX's next batch of 53 Starlink broadband satellites.

Perseid meteor shower 2022 to peak during full 'supermoon' of August

4 hours 54 min ago
But there is some hope for people looking for a decent sky show. Although the moon's bright light will make it tough for stargazers to see most of the meteors, “some shooting stars should still be bright enough to spot,” according to AccuWeather's ...

Australia's Newest Supercomputer Details Supernova Remnant

5 hours 33 min ago
Dr Pascal Elahi, Pawsey's supercomputing applications specialist, said deploying this first phase of Setonix has increased the computing power of the Pawsey Centre by 45 per cent. “Processing data from ASKAP's astronomy surveys is a ...

Senator who helped save Hubble donates space telescope collection

5 hours 37 min ago
A politician who helped save the Hubble Space Telescope has now donated the souvenirs she saved from the space program to the institute that operates the astronomical observatory. Retired Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), who served longer than any ...

Celebrate NASA's Artemis 1 mission by sharing your 'moon snaps'

6 hours 23 min ago
NASA is looking for some shows of lunar enthusiasm in the leadup to the launch of its epic Artemis 1 mission. Advertisement. Skip advert. The agency is asking people to share their "moon snaps" to celebrate Artemis 1, which is scheduled to launch on an ...

Senator who helped save Hubble donates space telescope collection

6 hours 49 min ago
A politician who helped save the Hubble Space Telescope has now donated the souvenirs she saved from the space program to the institute that operates the astronomical observatory. Retired Senator Barbara Mikulski, who served longer than any woman in ...

ULA launches US Space Force's last SBIRS missile warning satellite

8 hours 8 min ago
The departure at dawn of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Thursday sent aloft the U.S. military's last Space Based Infrared System missile warning satellite, a $1.2 billion mission billed by the Space Force as a stepping ...

SpaceX rolls out Falcon 9 rocket as Starship work continues at pad 39A

8 hours 51 min ago
SpaceX continues to launch Falcon 9 rockets from Launch Complex 39A in Florida as construction work advances on the nearby tower for the company's next-generation Starship rocket. Overnight Tuesday, SpaceX rolled another Falcon 9 to pad 39A for liftoff ...

Don't miss the last supermoon of the year — the Sturgeon moon — on Thursday

8 hours 57 min ago
"Perseids are one of the most plentiful showers (50-100 meteors seen per hour)," according to NASA, and the bright moon could lessen their visibility.

Meet Qikiqtania, a fossil fish who stayed in the water while others ventured onto land

9 hours 4 min ago
These animals were early tetrapods, a lineage that would radiate to include many thousands of species including amphibians, birds, lizards and mammals. Human beings are descendants of those early tetrapods, and we share the legacy of their water-to-land ...

How the Physics of Nothing Underlies Everything

9 hours 12 min ago
Then a mere scientist pulled it off. Otto von Guericke invented a pump to suck the air from within a hollow copper sphere, establishing perhaps the first high-quality vacuum on Earth. In a theatrical demonstration ...

Optical Tweezing Resolves Pivotal Bottleneck in Quantum Computing

9 hours 47 min ago
Ultrafast quantum computing that relies on lasers to manipulate cold atoms trapped with optical tweezers is expected to support a quantum computer architecture that breaks through the limitations of the superconducting and trapped-ion types currently in ...

Study finds nearly a millennium of cooling has been wiped out in the Gulf of Maine

10 hours 19 min ago
New research finds that climate-warming trends over the last century have reversed 900 years of cooling in the Gulf of Maine. The study was led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, co-authored by the University of Maine and funded by the ...

You need to see Saturn at its closest and brightest this week

10 hours 21 min ago
The planet will be in opposition, putting its rings and planet-sized moon Titan front and center. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Joseph ...

Perseids are the year's best meteor shower

10 hours 48 min ago
Go outside tonight and look up. Chances are, you'll see a bunch of shooting stars! But what are shooting stars, actually? And why are they easier to see on some nights than others? “The technical term for a shooting star is a 'meteor,' ” says Carrie ...