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Solar system surrounded by a massive ‘magnetic tunnel’: new research

New research by an astronomer from the University of Toronto suggested that the entire solar system was surrounded by a massive magnetic tunnel. Multiple theories...

This object may be fragment of wrecked planet

‘Oumuamua, meaning “messenger from afar” in the native Hawaiian language, is traveling out of the solar system

Elon Musk dismisses astronomy concerns over Starlink network

Musk is trying to seize control of the future internet space market and has already sent about 300 Starlink satellites into orbit -- with plans to grow that number, potentially up to 42,000.

Was this cigar-shaped object a UFO? scientists conclude

Scientists tracked the reddish-coloured ‘Oumuamua from Oct. 14, 2017, until Jan. 2, 2018, after which it became too faint to detect even using the most powerful telescopes

New 3-D map of Milky Way will ‘revolutionise astronomy’

Europe's Gaia satellite has produced a "stunning" 3-D map, published, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, complete with their distance from Earth, their colour, and their motion through space.

Newly discovered planets may boost search for life beyond Earth

The discovery of three planets that circle a small, dim star could bolster the chances of finding life beyond Earth, astronomers said on Monday.

EGS-zs8-1: Astronomers find most distant galaxy ever measured

MIAMI: Astronomers have located the most distant galaxy ever measured in the universe, and it looks like a bright blue mass of stars some 13.1 billion light-years from Earth.

NASA to build most powerful space telescope ever

GREENBELT: As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space this week, NASA and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before.

NASA Dawn nears encounter with dwarf planet Ceres

MIAMI: A NASA spacecraft called Dawn is about to become the first mission to orbit a dwarf planet when it slips into orbit Friday around Ceres, the most massive body in the asteroid belt.

US astrophysicists to start sending signals to aliens

SAN JOSE: For decades, US astrophysicists seeking to make contact with extraterrestrials have basically just been listening for signals from space.

NASA spacecraft set to take photos of Pluto

WASHINGTON: Nine years after leaving Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft is at last drawing close to Pluto and on Sunday was expected to start shooting photographs of the dwarf planet.

US debates next lunar step; 45 years after Neil Armstrong

CAPE CANAVERAL: Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the United States remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration.