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A star caught emitting an enormous super flare of X-rays

Known by its catalogue number J0331-27, the star called an L dwarf recently caught emitting an enormous ‘superflare’ of X-rays – a...

ESA’s Solar Orbiter launched successfully

Solar Orbiter will address big questions in Solar System science to help us understand how our star creates and controls the giant bubble of plasma that surrounds the whole Solar System and influences the planets within it. It is an ESA mission with strong NASA participation.

Mystery solved: How hazardous space radiation begins?

The study highlights a new phase of the energization process that is critical for the formation of radiation hazards.

The space-time being dragged around a rapidly-rotating exotic star

The effect is a consequence of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

Telescope captured best-ever image of the Sun’s surface

Preeminent telescope to play a critical role in a better understanding of sun, space weather.

Second ever neutron star collision observed

This would be only the second time this type of event has ever been observed in gravitational waves.

Weighing exoplanets using a new tool

NASA's new planet tracker, NEID.

Scientists finally calculated the mass of our milky way

Scientists used sophisticated models to calculate the mass of the Milky Way.

Shedding new light on the Sun

This first data from Parker reveals our star, the Sun, in new and surprising ways.

Astronomers discover the heaviest black hole in the nearby universe

Heavyweight in the heart of the Abell 85 central galaxy