Feeling small is nice if you just go with it and pretend you’re an atom being sucked into the void, without bills or adult friendships to worry over.
A plummeting green light burned through the sky over Australia on Saturday with such a brilliant flash that it could be seen for miles.
That’s right, you will now be able to see a unique view of Earth in a huge balloon filled with hydrogen or helium.
Black holes are so massive that not even light can escape, which is how you know you’re basically nothing in comparison.
Talk about a supernova explosion.
“Do we have a lady? Check. Do we have a black person? Affirmative. Do we have all the woke boxes checked for history-making and viral fame? It’ll do.”
This particular asteroid was predicted to return in 2026, and scientists at the European Space Agency’s planetary defence initially thought the return journey would put it on a collision course with Earth.
Supernovas have been captured before. But the singular moment right before the star dies has never been seen before the way it has now.
While scanning a region of the cosmos near the Big Dipper, a group of astronomers identified something that has pretty much blown their minds.
Expert said “airbursts of this size happen somewhere several times per year” and are “rarely discovered in advance”.
Finally, an African country has been added to that Elon Musk’s SpaceX list.
The new dataset is made up of 21 400 shots that took two years to take, containing a staggering 3,32 billion celestial objects.
If everything goes as planned, humans will once again walk on the Moon in 2025.
It’s a big win for the Karoo that the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and NASA have renewed their partnership in lunar exploration.
This is a part of that safe space on the internet where we blame all of our personal problems on a planet a million light-years away.
The man who managed to see SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lift off from his seat on a United Airlines flight said it totally topped any in-flight-entertainment.
The SLS lifted off from Kennedy Space Centre early Wednesday morning and sent the Orion spacecraft on a 25-day journey to the Moon and back.
An awesome photo of Earth made waves on the internet. The image featured two blue ominous orbs, hovering over our planet.
The simulation, exploring what would happen if a 500-kilometre-wide asteroid collided with Earth, doesn’t really make for cosy viewing.
The South African Astronomical Observatory captured images of the moment of impact which “shows debris flying off the asteroid”.
If you’re playing catch-up, you should know that yesterday, roughly seven million miles from Earth, a NASA spacecraft crashed head-on into an asteroid.
We’ve only ever seen this icy giant in great detail when NASA’s Voyager 2 became the first and only space probe to fly past it for just a few hours in 1989.
The latest showcase is of the Orion Nebula, a star nursery located 1 350 light-years from Earth in the Orion constellation, now revealed in incredible detail.
Earlier this year, a panel of experts from the US National Academies recommended a mission to the ice giant.
Being 161 000 light-years away was no problem for the highly sensitive James Webb Space Telescope, which captured the cosmic arachnid in stunning detail.
The remarkable gold-plated, infrared eyes have been capturing far-flung galaxies as well as shedding light on a bevvy of scientific questions and concerns.
Today is a pretty big day for NASA and, I guess, the world at large. For the first time in 50 years, NASA plans to launch a rocket that can ferry humans to and from the moon.
In the latest budget for the country’s intelligence services, the Pentagon has been requested to focus its UFO investigation in a surprising direction.
NASA released the first track of the void, in a listenable form fit for human ears, and it really is rather unsettling.
While seeing the Cartwheel Galaxy in such clear light is impressive, a new video released by the European Space Agency shows just how incredibly far away it actually is.