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Watch the biggest supernova in 10 years explode tonight on this free telescope livestream
By Robert Lea published
A newly discovered supernova can be watched as it develops in real-time online and for free. The livestream will begin at 6:30 p.m. EDT (2230 GMT) on Friday, May 26.
NASA uncovers shattered remains of Japanese lunar lander that mysteriously disappeared on April 25
By Joanna Thompson published
Japan's private Hakuto-R spacecraft broke into at least four large pieces of debris, according to new images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
A rare type of black hole never proven to exist could be orbiting our galaxy right now, Hubble telescope reveals
By Ben Turner published
A potential intermediate-mass black hole may be lurking in Messier 4, the nearest globular star cluster to Earth, new Hubble data reveals.
Raging 'polar vortex' discovered over Uranus' north pole for 1st time
By Keith Cooper published
A polar cyclone is swirling on Uranus, further showing that the planet's atmosphere is a hive of hidden activity.
Gravitational wave lab LIGO roars back online to detect the oldest black hole collisions ever seen
By Jonas Enander published
LIGO has been upgraded to observe gigantic black hole mergers 5 billion light-years away.
What's the difference between outer space and deep space?
By Briley Lewis published
Space, outer space, and deep space — which is further out, and which is the real final frontier?
Rare green fireball explodes over Australia, creating bright flash visible for hundreds of miles
By Harry Baker published
The exploding meteor, known as a bolide, also created a sonic boom that shook a nearby town.
James Webb telescope discovers gargantuan geyser on Saturn's moon, blasting water hundreds of miles into space
By Isobel Whitcomb published
The James Webb Space Telescope caught Saturn's icy moon Enceladus spraying a 'huge plume' of watery vapor far into space — and that plume may contain chemical ingredients for life.
Strange star system may hold first evidence of an ultra-rare 'dark matter star'
By Paul Sutter published
In a distant star system, a sunlike star orbits an invisible object that may be the first example of a 'boson star' made of dark matter, new research suggests.
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