Enormous 12-story Magellan telescope that will be the most powerful ever gets $205M funding boost

The 12-story Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) - pictured above - is under construction and will allow scientists to see farther into space and with more detail than ever before

A gigantic new telescope, which will be more powerful than any that currently exist, just got a big boost of funding – $205 million – that will turbocharge its construction so that it can help to unlock cosmic secrets. The 12-story Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is under construction and will allow scientists to see farther … Read more

NASA is ‘in the final stretch’ of launching its Artemis I mission on August 29

NASA will roll out the Space Launch System (SLS), and the Orion capsule to the launch pad in just two weeks as it plans for August 29 to kickoff its Artemis I mission

NASA is ‘in the final stretch’ of launching its Artemis I mission as it will roll out the worlds most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), and the Orion capsule to the launch pad in just two weeks. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said during a Wednesday briefing: ‘This is now the Artemis generation,’ Nelson … Read more

Silly sausage! French physicist forced to apologise for ‘planet’ photo that was a snap of chorizo

This is the picture which Etienne Klein, a renowned physicist, philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, posted to Twitter claiming - as a joke - that it was the latest astonishing photograph from the cutting edge James Webb Space Telescope of the star Proxima Centauri

A prominent French physicist has been forced to apologise for a photograph that he said was from NASA’s new space telescope but which was in fact a piece of chorizo. Etienne Klein, a renowned philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, informed his followers that ‘no object belonging to Spanish charcuterie exists … Read more

Silly sausage! French physicist forced to apologise for ‘planet’ photo that was a snap of chorizo

This is the picture which Etienne Klein, a renowned physicist, philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, posted to Twitter claiming - as a joke - that it was the latest astonishing photograph from the cutting edge James Webb Space Telescope of the star Proxima Centauri

A prominent French physicist has been forced to apologise for a photograph that he said was from NASA’s new space telescope but which was in fact a piece of chorizo. Etienne Klein, a renowned philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, informed his followers that ‘no object belonging to Spanish charcuterie exists … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope captures its first image of the most distant known star in the universe

Far, far away: The most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.  Earendel is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth and is shown here in this image where the white arrow is

An image of the most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Named Earendel, after a character in JRR Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel ‘The Silmarillion’, he is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth. That is over 10 billion light-years more distant than the next-furthest … Read more

Shaun the Sheep will be the first ‘astronaut’ to fly on the Artemis I mission around the moon

Shaun's spacecraft will enter a low-Earth orbit before its upper stage fires off, taking it into a translunar orbit.  The Orion capsule will then perform a flyby of the moon, using gravity to gain speed and propel itself 43,500 miles (70,000 km) beyond the lunar satellite, before splashing back down in the Atlantic Ocean up to 42 days later

The identity of the first astronaut to blast off onboard the Artemis I mission to the moon has been revealed – and it is none other than Shaun the Sheep. A figurine of Aardman’s beloved character will be placed onboard the NASA’s Orion spacecraft before liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA later … Read more

Humans settled in North America 17,000 years EARLIER than previously believed, study finds

Scientists discovered a three-foot-tall pile of mammoth bones that belonged to an adult female and her calf.  However, 95 percent of the bones were from the adult

Bones of an adult mammoth and her calf have been uncovered at a 37,000-year-old butchering site in New Mexico, which suggests humans settled in North America 17,000 years than previously believed. A team of scientists, led by The University of Texas at Austin, extracted collagen from the bones, allowing them to carbon date the settled … Read more

Huge piece of space junk from Elon Musk’s SpaceX lands on farm in southern NSW

Farmer Mick Miners (pictured) discovered the huge piece of space junk stuck in his property in the Snowy Mountains, south of Jindabyne

Huge piece of space junk from Elon Musk’s SpaceX torpedoes into an Aussie farmer’s property – but it could end up being a VERY lucrative find Three-metre piece of space junk lands on farm in the Snowy Mountains, NSW Mick Miners located the object after his daughters heard a loud bang ANU space expert Brad … Read more

James Webb detects its first supernova 3 billion light years from Earth

Not only did James Webb spot a supernova, but astronomers are baffled by the discovery because the telescope is not designed to find dying stars

A brilliant light detected by NASA’s James Webb Telescope (JWST) three billion light years from Earth is believed to be the $10 billion scope’s first observation of a dying star exploding. Formally known as a supernova, it is the ‘last hurrah’ that occurs when the star runs out of fuel. This causes the pressure to … Read more

Tonight is your best chance of seeing Delta Aquariid meteor shower thanks to a New Moon

While the Delta Aquariids meteor shower officially peaks this weekend, tonight is your best chance of seeing shooting stars

If you’re a fan of stargazing, make sure you’ve got your eyes to the skies this evening. While the Delta Aquariids meteor shower officially peaks on Friday night, tonight is your best chance of seeing shooting stars. That’s because from 18:55 BST tonight there will be a New Moon – the phase of the Moon … Read more