Pieces of orbiting space junk 'avoid collision'

There is "no indication of collision" between bits of discarded Russian and Chinese space hardware.

Oct. 16, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: space space-debris

UK and US say Russia fired a satellite weapon in space

The UK says the Russian satellite launched "a projectile with the characteristics of a weapon".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: space russia united-states russia-uk-relations

Nuclear blast sends star hurtling across galaxy

A star has been sent hurtling across the galaxy after undergoing a partial supernova, astronomers say.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
July 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: space astronomy hubble-telescope

Mystery over monster star's vanishing act

A huge star has disappeared - did it become a black hole?

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space astronomy stars chile

Betelgeuse: Nearby supergiant star's dimming explained

Astronomers say big cool patches on the Betelgeuse star likely drove its surprise dimming last year.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: astrophysics space astronomy stars

Dark matter hunt yields unexplained signal

The Xenon 1T experiment may have found signs of a previously undetected dark matter particle.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: physics astrophysics space particle-physics the-universe dark-energy

Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?

BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: space nasa astronauts united-states space-exploration international-space-station spacex elon-musk commercial-space-travel houston florida

Hubble telescope's Universe revealed in 3D

New techniques are being used to transform images from Hubble into spectacular 3D visualisations.

By David Briggs • bbcnews
April 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: space astronomy space-exploration galaxies stars milky-way hubble-telescope the-universe 3d-technology

'Alien comet' visitor has weird composition

The first known comet to visit us from another star system has an unusual make-up.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space astronomy exoplanets nasa space-exploration comets

Coronavirus: Space crew to return to very different Earth

No strangers to isolation, the trio left for the space station months before Covid-19 emerged.

By Olga Ivshina • bbcnews
April 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: space astronauts russia international-space-station

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