Outer space is much closer than you think. It's not closing in on Earth, but Jonathan McDowell suggests that the boundary separating the planet and everything else out there is 12 miles nearer than widely believed.
A team of scientists has discovered tiny pieces of water-bearing opal (that did not belong to Earth) in a meteorite that was uncovered in Antartica. The discovery, according to lead scientist Prof. Hilary Downes of Brikbeck College London, shows that in the early life of the Solar System, meteorites delivered water ice to asteroids.
Geologists have discovered that Mercury’s composition a few billion years ago was that of an extremely rare meteorite found on Earth.
Astronauts aboard the ISS helped record footage using IMAX cameras installed in the spacecraft. They said this is the best visual recording of earth from outer space, next to seeing it with your own eyes.
Astroscale have launched maiden projects, IDEA OSG and ADRAS 1, designed to locate and collect space waste.
Neil Armstrong is probably the most popular astronaut but his lesser known but equally significant counterpart, Yuri Gagarin, deserves the attention, too. Gagarin is the first man to journey to space. And to commemorate that, the United Nations is celebrating the International Day of Human Space Flight this month.
Astronomers have identified some of the youngest stars ever seen, thanks to the European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel space observatory.