SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 18, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: spacex united-states space-exploration nasa

What’s the temperature of dark matter?

Physicists have put a limit on the warmth—and therefore the mass—of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about a quarter of our universe.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dark-matter gravitational-lens physics space temperature

Taal volcano lake all but gone in eruption

Satellites continue to monitor the Philippines volcano which has experienced a lull in activity.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: geology volcanoes earth-science space-exploration earth-observation philippines

Meet the NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day

This teenager found a new planet on the third day of his internship at the US space agency.

BBC Science News | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: new-york united-states nasa space

Stardust in meteorite is oldest solid stuff ever found on Earth

New research determines that stardust from the Murchison meteorite is the oldest solid material ever found on Earth.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology meteorites space stars

Galactic collision helped shape the Milky Way 11.5B years ago

"This is the first time we have been able to determine when such a merger happened."

Jim Shelton-Yale | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology galaxies milky-way space stars

Oldest material on Earth discovered

Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth.

By Paul Rincon | Jan. 13, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: meteorites stars planets space

Stars need a buddy to make gamma-ray bursts

To create gamma ray bursts, the universe's brightest explosions, stars need to be part of a binary system, researchers say.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Jan. 13, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology gamma-rays space stars tides

NASA mission finds its first exoplanet that may be habitable

Thanks to NASA's TESS spacecraft, scientists have discovered two amazing new worlds: A potentially habitable exoplanet and one with two suns.

U. Chicago | Jan. 13, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology exoplanets nasa space stars

SpaceX Starlink mega-constellation: 'Limited time' to fix brightness issue

Astronomers say the coming interference from satellite mega-constellations needs rapid solutions.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 9, 2020 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: spacex astronomy space-exploration communications-satellites

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