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19th July 2018

Universe expansion rate calculated with highest ever precision

Using two of the world's most powerful space telescopes – NASA's Hubble and ESA's Gaia – astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe's expansion rate, lowering the uncertainty level to just 2.2%.

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17th July 2018

12 new moons of Jupiter discovered

Scientists report the discovery of 12 new satellites of Jupiter, taking its total number to 79. This includes one "oddball", named Valetudo, which is predicted to collide with a neighbouring moon.

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3rd July 2018

First confirmed image of a newborn planet

Astronomers report the first ever confirmed image of a newborn planet, seen within a primordial soup of gas and dust around a young star.

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20th June 2018

Japanese probe returns images of asteroid

As it prepares for orbital insertion and a surface landing, the Japanese Hayabusa2 probe has returned images of the asteroid 162173 Ryugu.

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10th April 2018

Proposed future telescope could view exoplanets with multipixel detail

NASA has revealed it is working on a long-term concept to produce direct multipixel imaging of habitable Earth-like planets within 100 light years.

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4th April 2018

Space junk removal mission blasts off

An experimental spacecraft that could remove space junk around Earth has been launched into orbit and will test a number of new technologies.

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22nd February 2018

The Future of Humanity, by Michio Kaku

Enter our competition for a chance to win Michio Kaku's new book!

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