Unlocking the Universe: How Lunar Telescopes Could Revolutionize Astronomy

Deep Dive

Lunar exploration is undergoing a renaissance. Dozens of missions, organised by multiple space agencies – and increasingly by commercial companies – are set to visit the Moon by the end of this decade. Most of these will involve small robotic spacecraft, but NASA’s ambitious Artemis programme, aims to...

Halloween Special – 5 Spooky Planets Orbiting Dead Stars

Deep Dive

Zombie worlds: five spooky planets orbiting dead stars PIA. NASA/JPL All stars, including the Sun, have a finite lifetime. Stars shine by the process of nuclear fusion in which lighter atoms, such as hydrogen, fuse together to create heavier ones. This process releases vast quantities of energy which counteracts...

Nasa begins process of focusing James Webb space telescope

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Nasa has kicked off its months-long process of focusing the James Webb space telescope. The revolutionary new scope is a an international collaboration led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies. Once up and running the scope will provide a glimpse of the universe...