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NASA image captures powerful energy at the heart of the Milky Way

Bright threads of energy and gas plumes interweave at the Milky Way's heart in a new NASA image. It provides deeper information about the galaxy and solar weather that can affect Earth

China has launched the first astronauts to its new space station

The first module of the Chinese Space Station launched in April, and on 17 June it will receive its first visitors: three astronauts who will stay there for three months

China is launching the first astronauts to its new space station

The first module of the Chinese Space Station launched in April, and on 17 June it will have its first visitors: three astronauts who will stay there for three months

Mysterious dimming of Betelgeuse was the result of star ejecting gas

Betelgeuse, usually one of the brightest stars in the sky, dimmed by about 65 per cent at the end of 2019, and now we may finally know what caused it

Enormous strands of galaxies in the cosmic web appear to be spinning

Clusters of galaxies in the universe are connected by colossal filaments that stretch across hundreds of millions of light years – and they seem to be spinning

Dark matter is slowing down the slab of stars at our galaxy’s centre

At the centre of the Milky Way is an enormous bar of stars from which the spiral arms of the galaxy emanate, and its slowing rotation may help us understand dark matter

China's Zhurong Mars rover took a group selfie with its lander

China has released the first batch of science images from its Zhurong Mars rover, following its successful landing on the Red Planet on 14 May

What would happen if there was no moon? Science with Sam explains

What does the moon actually do? Does it really need to be there? And, what would happen if we were to smash it to pieces? Let Science with Sam explain the hidden benefits of Earth's shiny sidekick.

The European Space Agency is sending another spacecraft to Venus

NASA’s two planned missions to Venus are getting a companion – the European Space Agency has announced plans to send the EnVision orbiter to Venus around 2031

Thousands of mysterious radio signals blast through the universe daily

Astronomers have discovered many more fast radio bursts in space, almost quadruple the amount known previously. They estimate that around 9000 should be visible in the sky every day

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